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

2023 Membership Benefits


  • Free admission to members-only OXA events held throughout the year
  • 10% discount on all OXA classes, workshops and seminars (check website for details)
  • Access to the Member Area page on our website
  • Members-only tours of xersicape-related facilities
  • Email notification for gardening news and upcoming OXA events

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
  • Dogwood Nursery– West Kelowna …. 10% discount (regular-priced trees, shrubs and perennials only)
  • Bylands Garden Centre – West Kelowna …. 10% discount
  • Kel-Lake Greenhouses– Lake Country … 10% discount
  • Sagebrush Nursery– Oliver ……. 10% discount

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

Volunteering with OXA

We welcome members to volunteer in the unH20 garden and at OXA events. If you indicated on your membership form that you are interested in helping, you will receive emails regarding volunteer opportunities.

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Shannon, our Garden and Volunteer Coordinator.

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
Stephanie Aitken
Jessica Hobden
Josh Smith

Staff Members

Executive Director
Sigrie Kendrick

Garden Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Shannon King

Administrative Assistant
Nicole Brown

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