Okanagan

The Okanagan (formerly Summerland) Master Gardener's Chapter was formed in 2004. They are affiliated with the Guisachan Heritage Garden in Kelowna.  Members provide horticultural advice to the gardening public in the Southern Interior, from Osoyoos to Enderby.

What do Okanagan Master Gardeners do? Master Gardeners are volunteers who:

  • hold information clinics for the gardening public at local nurseries and garden centres during the growing season.
  • make presentations on gardening issues to garden clubs and similar organizations.
  • write garden advice columns for newspapers and newsletters in the Southern Interior region.
  • are involved in horticultural therapy activities at extended care facilities and hospices.
  • participate in and sometimes lead community horticultural beautification projects.
  • can be found at garden tours, Communities in Bloom judging and other gardening events.

Contact us at:  okanaganmg@gmail.com

Photo courtesy Darlene Cross - Peony  - picture taken June 2013.

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THE POLLINIZING SESSIONS - WATCH ONLINE

The final talk at the Kelowna downtown library was last night, Thursday, May 26th.  Guest speaker was Lori Weidenhammer who has just published a wonderful new book, Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees. (See this link for more info: http://www.douglas-...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:47 in Okanagan | Read more
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OKMGs receive a 'Certificate of Appreciation' at 2016 Blossom Time Fair

Please join me in extending my congratulations to Wilma Schellenberger, Pat Zander and Judy Bell. Yesterday they received a Certificate of Appreciation for "The many years of donating their time & expertise of plants and flowers in order to support the Blossom Time Fair...

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 06:32 in Okanagan | Read more
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FROM OUR GARDEN TO YOURS

Forcing Bulbs - forcing bulbs enables us to enjoy the fragrance of spring during dreary days of late fall and winter. Bulbs that force well are paper-white narcissus, tulips and hyacinths. To force paper-whites, place the bulbs in a container 2 or more inches deep and large...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:09 in Okanagan | Read more
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2016 Garden Education Events

Another year of Gardening is fast upon us and already many Garden Clubs are up and running. There are a number of incredible events happening in February including Gardener’s Day in Salmon Arm, The Pacific North West Garden Show in Seattle and Seedy Saturday in Penticton. The...

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 19:45 in Okanagan | Read more
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Darlene Cross - 2014 Gardener Of The Year

Master Gardener, Darlene Cross was chosen to be the 2014 Gardener of the Year by the Communities in Bloom (CIB) Committee. Darlene has served as one of the judges for the annual Green Thumb Garden Contest (sponsored by the Kelowna City Parks Department) and has done so for at...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 14:34 in Okanagan | Read more
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2014 COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM GREEN THUMB GARDEN CONTEST

The awards evening on September 17, 2014 at Benvoulin Heritage Church was well attended by the winners of this year’s contest and their friends. A celebration was held to honour the lucky winners, as they received their plaques and garden stakes to commemorate the event, which...

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:19 in Okanagan | Read more
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100th ANNIVERSARY of the SUMMERLAND RESEARCH STATION

October 4, 2014 is the 100th Anniversary of the Pacific Agri-Food Research Station in Summerland.  In celebration of this Centennial the public is invited to join us for a full day of events at the gardens. When - Saturday October 4th, 2014 10 am - 4 pm Where - Summerland...

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:45 in Okanagan | Read more
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2014 EVENTS: Okanagan Area Garden Events

JULY 5 GUISACHAN FLOWER SHOW, KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. JULY 12 SHUSWAP GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW, Piccadilly Mall JULY 13 FINTRY SUMMER FAIR - celebrating BC Parks Day, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. AUGUST 24 KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB ‘OPEN GARDENS’ VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED AUGUST 27-31...

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - 17:00 in Okanagan | Read more
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KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY 2014 - March 8th ~ archived

Date:  March 8th, 2014 Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Location: Okanagan College, KLO Road, Kelowna.   I am happy to announce that the Okanagan Master Gardener Chapter is organizing “Seedy Saturday 2014”.  Seedy Saturday is an important well established event in Kelowna. Our MG...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 08:26 in Okanagan | Read more
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KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Seedy Saturday Kelowna has been a tradition for at least 14 years in the Central Okanagan. Formerly organized by Jon and Sher Alcock of Sunshine Farms, this event just got bigger and better every year. In 2014 the Okanagan chapter of the Master Gardeners Association of British...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 14:58 in Okanagan | Read more