On Friday, November 29th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm we welcome you to the first in a series of CRAGS Information Sessions. Join us as we kick off this new CRAGS program of informal get-togethers meant to bring experienced and novice gardeners together to share questions and...read more
Please join us on Sunday, December 8th, 11:00 to 3:00 for a Propagation Workshop. We are fortunate to have instruction by CRAGS member Stephanie Ferguson, an alpine and steppe plant grower who has vast experience with germinating and growing plants from many regions...read more
Join us at 6:30pm for CRAGS' annual potluck. After that, Patti O'Keefe and Shirley Kabeary will show us photos from their 2019 trip to various nurseries and rock gardens in the Vancouver area.read more
Calgary Rock & Alpine Garden Society (CRAGS) is a group interested in growing alpine plants in Calgary’s challenging climate. Alpine plants are perennials found near or above the tree line in mountainous areas.
Why garden with rock and alpine plants?
- compact size means more variety in a small space
- hardy plants, well-suited to Calgary’s climate
- unique and diverse plants from the mountain regions of the world
- small troughs or large crevice gardens can be showcases
- native plants support pollinators
- use of rocks and alpine plants is inspired by nature
Join CRAGS and learn from interesting speakers about plants, garden design, and travel by plant-lovers, enjoy workshops to advance your gardening skills, be inspired by local garden tours (members only), get friendly advice and support, and make new friends in a small club.