Come see the adorable unique plants that Shawn grows here in his Calgary home and talk about the plants he is so passionate about, especially Cypripedium orchids.  This is an online talk.  Members will receive a reminder with the Zoom link a day before the talk, and do not have to pre-register. Non-members are invited to either join CRAGS (on the Members page), or register for this event for a small fee via Eventbrite.

Cypripedium calcicola

Red seal Journeymen landscape gardener Shawn Hillis has more than two decades of accomplishments with a diversified palate of experience in the green industry.  Shawn is the sole proprietor and the inspired spirit behind Garden Slippers.  Garden Slippers is a small nursery dedicated to propagating native temperate orchid species and their hybrids. Garden Slippers is proud to be in its 15th season of informing, educating and making these rare exotic gems available to the Canadian gardener.  The Canadian Orchid Congress has awarded Shawn with a career achievement award for his tireless efforts in bringing these exotic gems into cultivation here in Canada. Garden Slippers has received 8 Awards of merit from the American Orchid Society including the seldom awarded Artistic Merit for a display by a grower for the following cultivars:
Cypripedium Pixi ‘Pop’
Cypripedium Pixi ‘Purple Haze’
Cypripedium parviflorum var pubescens ‘Bumble Bee’
Cypripedium franchetii ‘Foothills’
Cypripedium Ventricosum ‘Jenny’
Cypripedium guttatum “Spot”
Cypripedium Victoria “Secret”
Cypripedium Monto ‘Pronto’
Cypripedium Sabine Pastel “Ivory Rose”
Cypripedium x ventricosum Goldschuh “Midas”