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
Feast your eyes on the wonderful carpets of wildflowers and the magnificent scenery of Switzerland. Many of our prized rock garden plants such as Trumpet Gentian come from the European Alps, and Julia Corden has led botanizing trips in this area. Julia Corden is...read more
Thursday May 10: Jay Akerley (Vancouver) “Western Cordillera Plants for the Western Canadian Garden”
Jay will discuss montane and great basin plants from the Southern Rockies to Western Canada. He’ll focus on genera native and familiar to us in Western Canada, such as Penstemon, Eriogonum, Castilleja and the hardy cacti, etc - but with the added twist of the many...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.