Flower Power Garden Tour
Our self-guided tour of gardens big and small, blooms and edibles with experts to help beginning and advanced gardeners returns June 18, 2022 from 9 am - 4:00 pm.
Our nine beautiful gardens include:
A garden that has not only changed shape but grown in size and in plant variety over an incredible 50-year span where the owners now describe both plants and themselves as ‘aging in place’ but continue to experiment with their space
An oasis of a garden created with help from the City of Kelowna’s Neighbourwoods tree planting program, and planters and plantings designed to attract bees.
A garden that is representative of the welcoming neighbourhood with many of its flowers and shrubs being gifts from friends and neighbours. This woodland themed garden is anchored by a 200-year old Douglas Fir.
A stunning yard that centres on a seasonal spring-fed creek flowing across the property east to west. One side of the creek features creatively designed raised vegetable beds and perennials while across the creek, accessed by two bridges, the landscaping is largely native vegetation with private sitting areas and a greenhouse.
A garden described by the owners as ‘a little piece of heaven’ with beautiful rock walls, burgundy barberries, boxwoods and hydrangea and new raised vegetable beds replacing more than a dozen dumploads of overgrown junipers.
An incredible 10-acre estate property where the Old World Tuscan style home is surrounded by large mature trees providing serenity to not only the home owners but a collection of large animals who are living out their days on this peaceful farm. Be sure to check out the water feature so large that it took a crane to create the rock formation providing the perfect location for family weddings and gatherings.
A natural, wild green space dotted by towering BC cedars providing sanctuary and inspiration for a local artist.
A white calming monochromatic backyard oasis created by a well-known food and lifestyle blogger and best-selling cookbook author.
A property surrounding an Arts & Crafts-style home with landscaping that began with a lonely magnolia tree now boasts 30+ trees including some unusual species including a wishbone ginkgo, a Saskatoon, a weeping juniper, a grafted "fruit salad" tree and more.
Full garden tour details will be sent with your ticket confirmation email.
Note: The Flower Power Garden Tour is a 19+ event.
About Chefs in the Classroom
Modelled after other successful edible education classes all over North America, Chefs in the Classroom – edible education is unique in that it is an Okanagan inspired, hands-on curriculum with links to our Indigenous community and practices. The highlight of the 6-lesson course is a field trip to a working farm with lunch hosted by our chefs and volunteer teams.
The Okanagan Chefs Association launched this new initiative entitled ‘Chefs in the Classroom – edible education’ in Spring 2016.
Our goal is simple- to educate children in our community about how to grow, cook and eat local foods!
Since the program launched 6 years ago, with the assistance of a dedicated team of 285 volunteers we have shared our edible education message with 55 classrooms and 1193 students.
Flower Power Garden Tour supporting Chefs in the Classroom - edible education.