In Penticton, on the southern shore of Lake Okanagan, there is a Japanese Garden. At the moment, it is bursting into colour. There are Spring Snow Crabapple trees, aptly named because the blossoms and petals are falling like snow at the moment; azaleas in various colours, which have flowered; rhododendrons are just about to burst; and Acer trees with their new leaf growth rich and vibrant.
You can enter the garden from various points but the most impressive is this one: a traditional Japanese style entrance, leading to a bridge which runs over a creek, and on into the gardens themselves.
You can’t miss the entrance. Not only is it big, impressive and of an eye-catching design – it is also RED!