Xeriscape Classes

Xeriscape (Water-Wise) Classes

Stay tuned for upcoming classes

Xeriscape is all about Gardening with Nature and conserving water used on the landscape by planting drought-tolerant plants that might grow naturally in this region, instead of creating unnatural conditions to try and persuade plants that grow naturally in a cooler and wetter ecosystem to survive here.

Our class covers the basic 7 Principles of Xeriscape Gardening.

Presenting the class is Sigrie Kendrick, author of the column Gardening with Nature, and executive-director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association, as well as a Master Gardener and xeriscape specialist.

This is a one-hour Zoom class followed by question time afterward.

Time & Date:
To be announced

$30 for OXA members
$35 for non-members


If you wish to be notified as soon as our new class schedule is posted, email admin@okanaganxeriscape.org and ask to be put on the class notification list.

Xeriscape landscapes are colourful and attractive. With the diversity of water wise plant species available, almost any style of gardening is possible. The easy to follow principles will guide you in using methods to garden in harmony with nature. Learn simple ways to drastically reduce landscape water use while at the same time saving time and money. Maintenance will be reduced – less mowing, trimming, weeding, watering and fertilizing are needed. Plants will thrive. Healthy plants are highly resistant to pests and diseases thereby reducing or eliminating the need for chemical pesticides and fertilizers.


Our XERISCAPE (WATER WISE) GARDENING CLASS material is also available as a one day workshop locally or away from Kelowna.

Contact admin@okanaganxeriscape.org for details


Introduction to Xeriscaping: 30 – 60 minute presentation for groups such as Garden Clubs, Service Clubs, Neighbourhood Associations

Contact admin@okanaganxeriscape.org for details