In Kelowna, Kasugai Gardens and Elysium Garden-Nursery are perfect for peaceful afternoon retreats.
Kasugai Gardens includes a Koi pond, stone garden and waterfall, while Elysium Garden-Nursery has 4ac/1.6ha of colourful perennial display gardens.
The city's public parks and nearby provincial parks (many of which are located along the shores of Okanagan Lake) are alive with numerous recreational activities, such as boating and fishing.
Retreat to the peaceful enclave of Kasugai Gardens in Kelowna's busy Cultural District. Dedicated to Kelowna's sister city, Kasugai, Japan, this compact walled enclosure includes a tiny forest, stone Zen garden, streams, waterfall, bridges, tea garden, and a population of colourful Koi in the lily pond. Locals often escape here with a book or bag lunch.
A family labour of love, Elysium Garden-Nursery is located in Kelowna's Belgo neighbourhood. The former apple orchard retains rows of old trees interspersed with perennial beds in formal and informal arrangements. Stroll beneath the apple blossom bower in spring and smell the lavender in summer. Wander among beds of tulips, peonies, lilies, irises and roses. Check the nameplates to identify dozens more flowers and shrubs in the herb garden and drought resistant native plant species in the xeriscape area.
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2834 Belgo Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
1.6 ha (4 ac) of stunning perennial gardens and a Japanese inspired garden carved out of a lovely old apple orchard. Surrounded by unobstructed mountain views and pastoral countryside. Fragrant herbs, roses, lush English borders, rocky, scree & xeriscape gardens, woodlands, peony, day-lily and iris beds. Meticulously maintained organically, and gorgeous in all seasons. Unique perennials for sale. Designated picnic area within gardens.
Elysium Gardens is also an outstanding venue for wedding ceremonies and photos. Our chapel-like gazebo is approached by strolling up 'Lavender Lane'. A Must See!
4380 Takla Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
A beautiful farm property with sweeping views of Okanagan Lake was the inspiration behind the Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm, a family business that has developed a reputation as growers, producers & distillers of fine quality lavender products. The best blooming time for the lavender display gardens is early July, with distillation, a very fragrant time at the farm, occurring in early August. Wander our unique Herb Gardens which bloom throughout the growing season, or treat yourself to lavender-inspired goods at the Lavender Cafe. We invite you to come & entice your senses. Self-guided tour available in English, French, German & Spanish.