Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden options

Sign up and take the Make Water Work Challenge and win great prizes while helping save the water resource

The Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve water with one community in the Okanagan being named water work champion

Go to makewaterwork.ca to take the challenge and to find plenty of information on conserving water as well as on the make water work plant collection.

“This year the collection has been expanded to include 54 plants, including beautiful grasses, perennials, shrubs and trees, perfect for the dry Okanagan climate,” said Corinne Jackson, OBWB communications director. “As well, two new garden centres have joined the program, bringing the total to nine, ensuring nearly all Okanagan residents can walk into a garden centre in their community and find the Make Water Work collection.”

Residents who take the challenge will be entered to win several prizes including a grand prize of a water wise yard upgrade worth $6,000.

Participating garden centres offering plants in the Make Water Work Collection.

Central Okanagan

Kel Lake Greenhouses
 4351 Shanks Rd., Lake Country, B.C.

Phone: 250-868-1889

Art Knapp Kelowna
1994 Springfield Rd., Kelowna, B.C.
Phone: 250-860-5633

Bylands Garden Centre
 1600 Byland Road, West Kelowna, B.C.

Phone: 250-769-7272

North Okanagan

Blue Mountain Nursery Company 
1871 Pleasant Valley Rd., Armstrong, B.C.
Phone: 250.546.8181

Swan Lake Nurseryland
 7920 Highway 97, Vernon, B.C.
Phone: 250-542-7614

South Okanagan

GardenWorks Penticton
 670 Duncan Avenue W., Penticton, B.C.
Phone: 250-492-5703; Toll Free: 1-800-667-0765

Grasslands Nursery
 3615 Gartrell Road, Summerland, BC
Phone: 250-494-4617

Sagebrush Nursery
 7556 Island Road, Oliver, BC

Phone: 250-489-8898

Sandhu Greenhouses
 9707-128 Ave.,Osoyoos, B.C.
Phone: 250-495-2676