Replacing pointe shoes with rubber boots, Ballet Kelowna presents the freshly renamed and reimagined 15th Annual Kelowna Garden Tour, Flower Power – Cool Digs & Groovy Gardens.
Sponsored by Chris Sorensen of National Bank Financial – Wealth Management, Flower Power is a self-guided tour of 8 beautiful private gardens that have opened their garden gates to the public for this one day only event on June 16th from 9:00 – 4:00.
This year the tour includes a palatial waterfront estate, an award-winning chef’s garden, a family garden where they practise square foot gardening to reap a harvest of vegetables for the dinner table, and a small garden that was recognized as Best Small Garden by Communities in Bloom.
Flower Power is not your typical ‘garden variety’ garden tour. In addition to experts Ken Salvail of ‘The Garden Show’ on AM1150, Xeriscape Guru Gwen Steele, the Okangan Master Gardeners and Permascape Pro Toni Boot each providing their valuable advice, we will also feature artists in the gardens, demonstrations, and opportunities to bid on amazing planters created by local businesses. While on the garden tour, you can also catch a friendly, but sure to be competitive ‘warmup’ on the tennis court at tom budd’s expansive waterfront property for the Men’s Professional Futures tennis event which is part of the National and International pro circuit, being held in Kelowna at the end of June. Garden Tour guests are welcome to watch Joachim Nierfeld, Tennis BC Regional Director and the 40+ Canadian Champion; Holger Nierfeld, the 35+ Western Canadian Champion; Gordon Fitzpatrick, President of CedarCreek Winery and our gracious host Tom Budd in action on the tennis court.
Wandering through beautiful gardens can work up an appetite, and the Flower Power tour includes two food stops – the Okanagan Street Food truck will be in one garden and Chef Mark Filatow will be hosting Waterfront’s pop up café at another providing a culinary feast.
Tickets are available online at www.flowerpowerylw.ca or you can pick them up at Bylands, Art Knapp, The Greenery, Dogwood Nursery, Green & Bear It and Rick’s Garden World.
Proceeds keep Ballet Kelowna on their toes.