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Sat May 26, 2018: Workshop on Styrofoam Trough Building

Build your own trough from a fishbox or other Styrofoam container.  These troughs are light-weight but mimic stone, and are suitable for planting alpines outdoors. Wear old clothes and bring work gloves. We will be working outside at a members home in Glendale....

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Sun May 27, 2018: BGSS Spring Celebration

Come visit the Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs on Sunday May 27, 2018 at 1 pm for a Spring Celebration.  The highlight this year is  the official opening of the Alpine Crevice and Native Plants Gardens, which were built in strong collaboration with CRAGS and the...

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Saturday June 2, 2018: CRAGS Plant Sale, 12 noon to 3:00pm

Open to the public.  We are pleased to again offer alpine and rock garden plants for sale. Plants suitable for various environments will be available; whether rock garden, alpine bed, or container. Many of these plants are not available at local garden centers. Our...

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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.
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