Instructor Rob Staniland

Place:  Staniland residence in Bearspaw area (directions will be provided to participants)

Date and time:  Sunday May 15  9:00am – 12:00pm

Participants:  Maximum 10

Cost:  $25 members  $35 non-members.  Please click this Eventbrite Link  to register and pay for the workshop.  If you are unable to pay online through Eventbrite, please email Elaine to make payment arrangements.

Crevice Garden in Calgary area

This hands-on workshop will begin by identifying design considerations for composing crevice gardens by observing the characteristics of a variety of existing gardens features. The first hour will be a discussion on the stone and materials required as well as on shapes, orientations and surface and internal drainage.  In the second hour, participants will have some hands on practice in crevice construction using various stone types, especially related to their size and shape (stratified, cubic, random and round) .

Participants will then help finalize the design details and begin the construction of a new crevice feature intended to modify existing exposures on a south facing slope.  The goal is to both exaggerate and reduce the influence of the sun.

As this is an outside workshop please dress accordingly for the weather.  Bring a good pair of work gloves and a sturdy pair of work boots as we will be working with heavy rock, also a hat, water bottle, sunscreen and bug repellent.