Summerland Ornamental Gardens hosting botany expert for tours

Tour gardens with expert

Nature lovers and anyone curious about local botany are welcome to join a journey through plants and trees at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens this weekend.

On Saturday, June 1, join UBC professor and dendrologist Douglas Justice on a tour of the 15-acre, 108-year-old garden facility for a look at the facility and the flora that call it home.

Justice is the UBC Botanical Garden associate director and has recently written a book with fellow dendrologist Dan Crowley to write The Lives Of Leaves, a manual of Vancouver's woody garden flora.

He is bringing his expertise to the South Okanagan for two 90-minute tours this Saturday.

They run at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tour is titled "Talking Trees and Other Plants," and there will be audio assistance provided for participants.

Space is limited and tickets are now on sale. For more information and tickets, click here.

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