Friends of Summerland Ornamental Gardens is getting set to host its annual Music and Art in the Gardens events.

This Sunday and Aug. 25, visual artists and musicians will add to the beauty of the flowers and views. Painters, rug hookers, jewelry makers, potters and other artists will be at work in the gardens from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Many will have their creations for sale and will be happy to discuss techniques and media with visitors.

Members of the Penticton Bonsai Club will also have a display and information area. Joining them from noon until 2 p.m. will be the Valley Winds, a group of woodwind musicians who perform in various genres.

Along with enjoying the music and art, strolling through the gardens is a pleasure unto itself. From daisies to roses, begonias to zinnias, the flower beds are alive with colour and the trees provide cooling shade. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a leisurely summer Sunday.

Admission is by donation. For more information, email