On Sunday Sep 23, 10am to 2pm, please come to the Crevice Garden and Native Plants Gardens at the Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs (BGSS) for an informative planting session. (Due to anticipated snow on Saturday, email was sent out moving date to Sunday) We will...read more
Experience two very different plant hunting expeditions, one in USA and the other in Nepal, taken by Pam. Plenty of eye candy with an emphasis on Primulas but other alpines too. Pam is well-known as a founding CRAGS member with a serious interest in the genus...read more
Are you already bracing for winter?! Join us as we explore Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs), California. Not only a garden oasis in the desert (thanks to a variety of irrigation technologies), Sunnylands is rich with historical...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.