Sorrento Centre, Shuswap Lake, B.C.

I’ve posted here promotional material from Sorrento Centre, a privately owned business in Sorrento BC (with no connection to the garden club), which may be of use to gardeners who might attend some of their gardening courses or who may be looking for a location for a group or club who need facilities for a retreat or special program. I’ve also attached the PDF file to referred to in the text as well as the following from their website:


About Sorrento Centre

A year-round natural setting on the shores of the beautiful Shuswap Lake, B.C. – a place of inspiration, gathering, and growth – Sorrento offers a year-round program of workshops, youth leadership training, public lectures and performances as well as hosting booked events at our excellent conference, meeting & retreat facilities.

In addition to meeting and seminar rooms, a cappuccino/coffee shop, a book store, and outdoor labyrinth, there is a covered amphitheatre, a private beach on Shuswap Lake, and beautiful trails and gardens.

We are an accessible facility, and child-friendly (with a summer day camp for kids!) – a welcoming setting for all age groups, individuals and families.

The kitchen staff specialize in fine home-style cooking – sourcing some produce from the Centre’s own farm! Sorrento offers affordable cost-effective accommodation from a selection of lodges, apartments, cabanas, and tenting and trailer campsites.

With all this to offer, Sorrento Centre meets the conference, retreat, family reunion, seminar and meeting needs of businesses, government and social agencies, special interest groups and service clubs, musicians, schools, youth programs and churches. Arrange a private R&R all on your own? – no problem! Take time away from it all to prepare your dissertation? See our sabbatical pilot program.

Sorrento is located 70 km east of Kamloops and 32 km west of Salmon Arm, on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Dear Gardeners,

I am writing to invite members of your Garden Club to participate in the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre 2011 Course Series, titled Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture in B.C.  Sorrento Centre is a retreat and conference centre located in the town of Sorrento, BC, on 22 acres on the shores of Lake Shuswap.  We host a wide variety of courses and retreats throughout the year with themes including arts, music, spirituality and gardening.

The “Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture in BC Series” is comprised of three independent courses, one each in May, July and October.  This is an opportunity for gardeners to immerse themselves in the gardens and to focus on learning.  We have abundant resources for garden education including extensive flower gardens, an established orchard and The Sorrento Centre Farm.

The Sorrento Centre Farm is a fruit and vegetable farm, where we grow a wide variety of crops including vegetable plants for seed, flowers, experimental grain plots, a small vineyard and honey bees.  The Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture courses are geared towards classroom instruction and reflection as well as hands-on workshops at our sustainable farm.  Course components will include practical, social and spiritual aspects of life in the garden.

I have attached a PDF of the course descriptions with this e-mail for you to kindly share with your gardening club.  If you would like print versions of our poster, pamphlet or program book or have any questions please contact me at 250-675-2421.

Thank you in advance for sharing this information with your fellow gardeners.


Dave Wides

Sorrento Centre

Farm Manager

Box 99, 1159 Passchendaele Rd.

Sorrento, BC V0E 2W0

250-675-2421 (Work)

1-866-694-2409 (Toll-Free)


About pocogardenclub

PoCo Garden Club Established July 5, 1990 by Len Cuddeford P.O. Box 631, PoCo Depot, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3E 6H9
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