Kelowna is an area known for its beauty, and there are plenty of outdoor offerings such as hiking, fishing and gardens. The gardens in and around Kelowna are stunning, and well worth a visit. The tranquility that a stroll through a beautiful garden provides is like no other.
You will find gardens within the parks, and many allow you to partake in boating and fishing. Here are some of the area gardens that you will want to visit.
When visiting Kasugai Gardens, you will see a Koi pond, stone garden and waterfall. Located in Kelowna’s happening Culture region, this garden was formed in honour of Kasugai, Japan. Kasugai is a sister city of Kelowna. Although the garden is enclosed in a small area, you will find a small forest, stone Zen garden, stream, waterfall, bridge, tea garden and a number of Koi in the lily pond. Great place to have a picnic lunch or relax while reading a book.
This elaborate garden offers 4 acres of lush perennials. You will find Elysium Garden in Kelowna’s Belgo neighbourhood. Once an apple orchard, there are mature trees that are surrounded by perennials. Flowers are arranged in a variety of ways that are all pleasing to the eye.
In the springtime, you can enjoy a walk among the apple blooms, and take in the scent of sweet lavender during the summer. Offerings include tulips, peonies, lilies, irises and roses. Among the displays you will find plaques, which tell what the flowers are. Explore the herb garden and drought resistant plants within the Xeriscape area.
Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm
Take in a stunning view of Okanagan Lake, which inspired the formation of Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm. The Farm is family owned and operated. You will experience a variety of lavender products that are all grown, produced and distilled right on the farm. You can even enjoy some tasty treats at the Lavender Café.