Membership with  OXA

Membership Card and Member Page

Thank you for supporting OXA!

Your membership card will be emailed to the address provided during registration to either print out or keep on your phone.

To access the Member Page of the website, use the password: okanagan

Saskia getting to work on her xeriscape project

2024 Membership Benefits

Some of the benefits of OXA membership include:  

  • Free admission to members-only OXA events held throughout the year
  • 10% discount on all OXA classes, workshops and seminars
  • Early access to our Annual OXA Xeriscape Plant Sales
  • Access to the Member Area page on our website where members can Request a Home Visit and ask questions of our experts
  • Members-only tours of xeriscape-related facilities
  • Email notification for gardening news and upcoming OXA events
  • Nursery discounts (see details below)

Members are eligible for discounts on regularly priced plants from the following nurseries. Please show your membership card to cashier before your purchase is rung up.

  • Art Knapps– Kelowna ………. 10% discount
  • Bylands Garden Centre – West Kelowna …. 10% discount
  • Dogwood Nursery– West Kelowna …. 10% discount (regular-priced trees, shrubs and perennials only)
  • Kel Lake Garden Center– Lake Country … 10% discount
  • Nicholas Alexander– Kelowna & Vernon … 10% discount
  • Sagebrush Nursery– Oliver ……. 10% discount
  • Wildbloom Nursery – Kelowna …. 10% discount
  • XEN Nursery – West Kelowna …. 15% discount XEN is typically a wholesale nursery but our members are able to shop here- especially for native plants! (must phone ahead to order as company may be working off-site)

Your membership with OXA includes a membership to MGi, an exclusive global organization for Mediterranean plant enthusiasts. For more information check their website

For more information about membership and volunteering, please email


We welcome OXA members to volunteer:

On Our Board–
Serving on the board of directors and/or joining
various committees to build the organisation

In the unH2O Garden–
OXA members assist with seasonal maintenance; spring garden renovation/clean-up; and plant propagation for the plant sale. Volunteering in the garden is a great opportunity to learn, share your knowledge and meet new people.

At OXA Events–
OXA members can assist with the Xeriscape Plant Sale and other Public Relations events.

Saskia getting to work on her xeriscape project
OXA volunteers helping at the annual Plant Sale

Board Members

Joan Byrne

Vice-President and Social Media
Sharon Spring

Lisa Masini

Amanda Price

Judie Steeves, Past President, Communications
Vanda Mallinson, Policy & Procedure
Mark Godlewski, Technology
Jessica Hobden
Josh Smith

Staff Members

Executive Director & Garden Manager
Sigrie Kendrick

Assistant Garden Manager
Brad Parks

Administrative Assistant
Emily Vergnano

OXA Founders
Gwen Steele
Lisa Masini

Do have a good look around the website– we provide a lot of information on xeriscape gardening in the Okanagan and our Plant Database is an amazing resource. We hope you will also visit our UnH2O Demonstration Garden in person throughout the year– such a great way to see xeriscape in action and see what specific plants look like each season.

Again, we thank you for joining us!

The Okanagan Xeriscape Association is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2009 to provide information on gardening with nature, or xeriscape, for those living in the Okanagan.

In collaboration with the Okanagan Basin Water Board
Make Water Work Program