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 be assessing and strategizing about future planting needs, possibly moving some plants, planting new contributions in the gardens, and dividing some contributions to place in the nursery beds for next year. Many rock garden planting skills to be learned and practised — come and share techniques with your fellow club members!
Remember to bring your gloves, knee-pads, hat/sunscreen, favourite shovel and trowel, lawnchair and lunch. We will break for lunch at noon. Alternate date in case of bad weather will be Sat Sep 22.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re coming. We will provide coffee, tea and juice.
DIrections: Off Crowchild Trail in the NW, take the Silver Springs Gate / Sarcee Trail exit and continue on to Silver Springs Gate. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto Silver Springs Boulevard and then take the first right at the lights at the end of the shopping mall, onto Silver Springs Drive.
Follow Silver Springs Drive around the bend to the left. Take the second right turn, not including alleys, onto 62 Avenue. It ends in about 130 meters at a T with an alley. Turn left/north onto the alley, and you will have houses on the left and the Silver Springs garden on the right. Continue up the alley about 200 meters to an open sloping lawn. The Crevice Garden is east across the sloping lawn and is adjacent to the bike path. Please do not park directly across from someone’s garage. If there is no space to park on the grass, continue a few more meters till you see a paved road on your left taking you to Silver Springs Way, and park on that short paved road.
(From the parking lot east of Silver Springs Drive near the ball diamonds, It’s about a six minute walk north up the trail to our site).