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Join us Thursday April 13 at 7:15 PM: A talk by Jane Reksten on "Growing Pains: lessons from the botanic gardens at Olds College"

    Upcoming events


  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    Jiri Papousek
    Czech Alpine Gardening Methods
  • Saturday, June 3, 2017
    CRAGS Plant Sale
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Members Photo Night
  • April 30, 2017
  • Open Gardens start
  • April 13, 2017
  • Jane Reksten
  • Olds College Botanical Garden

Calgary Rock & Alpine Garden Society

Welcome to the Internet home of the Calgary Rock & Alpine Garden Society (CRAGS). 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.

The Calgary Rock & Alpine Garden Society (CRAGS) is a non-profit society formed in 1994, from its origin as the Alpine Study Group, formed in 1991. CRAGS is the Alberta chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society (NARGS), an associate member of the Calgary Horticultural Society, and an associate member of Friends of Reader Rock Garden Society.

We have monthly meetings, workshops, and garden tours. Come to our plant sale, Saturday June 3, 2017 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Lakeview Hall, 6110 – 34 Street SW. Free parking, everyone is welcome!

Annual membership fees are CDN$30 for individuals and CDN$35 for families. Our membership year runs from October 1 to September 30. See the membership page for details on becoming a CRAGS member, or renewing your membership. Now pay your membership fee online!

CRAGS promotes the growing of alpine plants in rock and or container gardens. Beginners and experts are encouraged to learn about alpine plants, propagation techniques, garden design and construction.  We host nine meetings per year featuring knowledgeable speakers, workshops, garden tours, and plant sales, and…