Registration is now closed for our Propagation Workshop on Sunday, December 8th, 11:00 to 3:00. 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...read more
Join us at 6:30pm for CRAGS' annual potluck. After supper, we will enjoy a presentation from Patti O'Keefe with photos by Shirley Kabeary. Patti and Shirley visited Vancouver in late August 2019 to pick up an order of dwarf conifers for CRAGS. They also were...read more
Join CRAGS member Marilyn Mayall as she takes us on a trip through Eastern Turkey in the Spring. See some of your garden favourites in their native habitat as well as some species that have not (yet?) made the journey to North America.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.