Brown Bag Lecture Series - History of Summerland Gardens

Event Dates:
  • Tue November 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Event Cost: By donation

One hundred years ago the ornamental gardens at the Summerland Research Station were established to help newcomers to the dry Okanagan from Ontario and England grow flowering plants that were familiar to them. We will trace the evolution of the Gardens from then until the present day, when we are focused on growing regionally appropriate plants in ways that conserve water, keeping in mind that the Okanagan has the lowest per-person water supply in Canada. Learn how to reduce your water use while enjoying the beauty of the Gardens.

Kathryn McCourt is a retired teacher, farmer, freelance writer, florist and gardener. She was a founding member of the Penticton Farmers’ Market and Penticton Urban Agriculture Association. Currently she is a board member of the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens and chair of the Grounds Committee.

The Brown Bag Lecture Series is an opportunity to spice up your lunch hour with interesting presentations and discussions on a variety of heritage and culture topics.