Zoom Conference: Please join us via Zoom at 7:30pm for a brief Annual General Meeting. This will be followed by Cathy Kurio's photos from Seattle's Northwest Flower & Garden Festival of Feb 2020, and some photos from Calgary rock gardens. Some welcome blooms and...
Zoom Conference: Matt Mattus, a former NARGS president, visited Yunnan and Western China in 2018, and this is an account of the wonderful plants observed. Most people consider gardening just a hobby, but Matt sees little difference between his obsession with plants,...
Thursday March 11 2021: Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed/Ben Hartney on gardening with Alberta’s native plants
Zoom Conference: Latifa and Ben are the new owners of ALCLA which produces Alberta native plants and seeds. Latifa is a biologist with a special interest in medicinal and edible plants, and Ben has a professional horticulture background. Members will receive an...
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.