Garden tour shows Lake Country’s best

Fabulous flowers to water miser xeriscape and edible extravaganza, 10 Lake Country gardens featured in tour.

When the Lake Country Garden Club set out to create a garden tour in 2010, they hit upon an idea that was not only a roaring success, but has become an annual event not to be missed in Lake Country.

This group of exuberant and organized gardeners have built on the successes of that first tour and have made new and fresh additions to the tour each year.

For 2013, 10 Lake Country properties will be showcased, from flower fabulous to water miser xeriscape and edible extravaganza.

The gardens are pocket-sized to grand, with something for everyone.

You will find so many new ideas to try at your own home. Be inspired by water features, planters, tablescapes and garden décor.

Local artists will be on site in each garden displaying and selling their work. Each artist has generously donated a piece of their art for a toonie raffle at each garden.

Also, Okanagan Master Gardeners will be on hand at selected locations to answer your gardening dilemmas. Vic MacDonald of Bees Incorporated will be in one of the gardens with his buzzy friends and amazing display. Take the opportunity to learn from Vic’s extensive knowledge and discover the value of bees.

Ken Salvail, our local gardening guru, will offer two, one-hour presentations on the tour as well.  His topic will be Optimizing Plant Health.

The Lake Country Garden Club has had tremendous support from the business community and would like to thank its major sponsors: Arrowleaf Cellars, Cooper’s Foods, Interior Land Reclamation (ILR), Kel Lake Greenhouses, Ken’s Horticultural Services, Lake Country Building Center, L’Isola Bella Bistro, Nurturing Nature (Worm Farm), The Jammery, Winfield IDA Pharmacy, Woodsdale General Store, UBR Services. Minor sponsors include: Lake Country Coffee House and Oyama Sunblush.

Without the generous support of these community-minded businesses the club would not be able to put on the Garden Tour.

Tickets go on sale May 1 for $15 from Kel Lake Greenhouses, Woodsdale General Store, Art Knapps, Green and Bear It and other locations. A portion of the proceeds go to Lake Country projects.

This event makes a great Mother’s Day present, or get a group of friends together and make a day of it.

Many of the garden club’s sponsors will be offering specials the day of the tour to ticket holders. Don’t miss out on your chance to take a sneak peek inside the private garden oasis of some spectacular garden hideaways.

The Lake Country Garden Club meets the third Thursday of most months. They often bring in special speakers, go on excursions and exchange information. It’s a great place to meet friends and new members are always welcome. For more info call 250-766-3269.


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