KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB
The Kelowna Garden Club offers a variety of activities for club members. We invite you to participate in yearly “Open Gardens”, local garden tours, plus occasional road trips and workshops.
If you would like to open your garden to the garden club for a local tour or have an idea for a tour or trip, please contact your Open Gardens Coordinators:
Kelowna– Marilyn Degraw and West Kelowna– Linda Edser
EXCURSIONS & WORKSHOPS
Saturday, May 27– 10 am – noon
GRASSES WORKSHOP– KGC members only
This is a workshop where participants learn about the diversity of grasses that can be used in Okanagan gardens. The workshop focuses on how to properly collect and plant grasses. Rachel Fleming is well known as one of the most knowledgeable master gardeners in the Okanagan.
Free for Members | Max. 20 participants
Location: Private home
Friday, June 9– 10 am – 2 pm
GRAPEVINE BASKET AND SPHERE WEAVING WORKSHOP – KGC members only
Annabel Stanley offers a fun and creative day of weaving baskets or spheres from locally foraged materials including Willow, Dogwood, Alder, Grape vines, grasses, moss, and other “foraged finds” that grow here in the Okanagan. Check out Annabel’s website for examples of her work.
The workshops are held in her studio in West Kelowna overlooking her vineyard, the Okanagan Valley, and the surrounding mountains including Big White.
Wear sunscreen, gardening gloves, and a hat or warm clothing depending on the weather.
$50 pp– includes all materials, just bring your lunch | Max. 10 members
Location: New Moon Gallery, #3 1726 Byland Rd, West Kelowna
Tuesday, July 4– 10 am – 2:30 pm
BYLANDS GREENHOUSE TOUR and OFF THE GRID WINERY VISIT– KGC members only
Come and Celebrate July 4th with a Greenhouse Tour conducted by Maria Byland, and then off to a winery & Food truck.
See the inner workings of a local greenhouse and then visit a family-owned and operated permaculture winery. Taste award-winning wines in their straw bale, solar-powered tasting room. Shop their local artisan gift shop. Visit the goats on the roof as well as sheep, chickens & other farm animals. Eat at the local artisan pizzeria food truck. See how their passion for sustainability is crafted into everything they do.
Cost: Wine tasting and lunch. Carpool $
Thursday, Aug 17– 9:30 am – 4 pm
LINDEN GARDENS TOUR, KALEDEN
(plus Kraze Legz Winery and Doug’s Homestead Butcher) – KGC members only
Cancelled due to wildfires
Friday, Sept 29– Meet in Lumby at 9 am
Cost: $75 plus GST per person
Tour completes at Mabel Lake area by 4 pm. Participants may leave early if they choose. Approx. 1 hr drive from Kelowna to Lumby, and approx. 1.5 hrs drive from Mabel Lake to Kelowna.
We will stop at 2-3 different locations (TBD – depending on rain), going for a short walk on reasonably good footing at each location. Max. distance walked in the day is approximately 2km, and there are options to do less.
For transportation, we encourage people to carpool as best they can so that our “convoy” isn’t too huge.
PRESSED FLOWER ART
Cost: between $20 and $40
Maximum 15 people
From now until October, collect items for pressing– flowers, grasses, leaves, and anything else that catches your fancy. All other items will be supplied.
To dry flowers:
Using parchment paper, lay out a single layer of same-thickness flowers. Place flowers into a book and pile lots more books on top. Check them in a couple of weeks to see how they’re doing!
Email Lisa Boulanger to sign up.
Club Activities Photos
Submitted by Kelowna Garden Club members