Thurs May 13 2021 7:30pm. Rob Staniland on Stone, slope and aspect: Modifying and multiplying planting environments.
Rob Staniland, one of our club's most experienced rock garden builders, will talk about building rock gardens in Calgary, part of a series called "A Rock Garden Here". Rock gardening permits unique garden shapes that can alter the ‘climates’ in a garden. From simply...
Todd Boland, Research Horticulturalist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland's Botanical Gardens in St John's NL, will talk about members of the Campanulaceae famiy that are suitable for the rock and alpine garden. Campanula are one of the most important group of...
Rob Staniland will instruct a 2-part workshop on building rock features. On May 31, he will give a Zoom talk to participants. Workshop details such as cost and maximum participants will be announced when we have an update on Covid-19 restrictions on outdoor...
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.