Thursday, Jan 11, 2018: Annual Potluck Supper, and Irena Burns “Czech International Rock Garden Conference”
CRAGS member Irena travelled to Prague in May 2017 for this outstanding conference, which included talks and many garden tours of the incomparable Czech gardens. Czech gardeners have led the rock gardening world with their approach to crevice-style gardens. Irena...read more
Member’s photo night is an eclectic cornucopia of the club members’ special interests, plant focused vacations, and special gardening projects. Always interesting, and educational short slideshow presentations of gardening activities you want to put on your bucket list.read more
Based on Rob’s experiences with his own gardens, his incessant questioning of many other local gardeners, and also experiences at the recent crevice garden project in Silver Springs, Rob will talk about materials and techniques specific to Calgary. He will cover...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.