The Summerland Ornamental Gardens will host an afternoon of art and music on Aug. 28. (Contributed)

Art and music repeats in Summerland Ornamental Gardens

Event will be held Sunday, Aug. 28

After a successful July event, Friends of Summerland Ornamental Gardens are once again welcoming the public to an afternoon of art and music in the gardens.

On Sunday, Aug. 28, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., visitors can chat with local painters, potters, and fibre artists, stroll past flower beds under shady trees, or relax on the lawn and listen to live music.

Beginning at noon, local group Trio of Five will entertain with a mix of genres from Celtic through classical to tango.

The group has been playing together for about seven years and regularly sets toes tapping at seniors’ homes throughout the area. Trio of Five has also performed at events as diverse as Robbie Burns Night and the Meadowlark Festival.

At 1 p.m. on Sunday, visitors interested in learning more about the gardens can take a free guided tour, in which Connie Davis, who grew up arounds the gardens, will recount the history of the Dominion Experimental Farm, of which the gardens are a part, point out a number of rare trees and answer questions.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their friends and a picnic lunch and enjoy a late summer afternoon surrounded by local art, music and natural beauty. Entrance to the gardens is across Highway 97 from Sun-Oka Provincial Park.

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