Part of a crevice garden in the Calgary area.

This hybrid (in-person plus Zoom)  meeting will feature Paul Spriggs of Victoria, who is well known to CRAGS as a passionate and knowledgeable rock gardener. Paul will discuss some of his favourite plants for crevice gardens. Learn how the crevice environment is ideal for many alpine plants.

Paul Spriggs has been rock gardening for over 23 years and building crevice gardens for about 17 years. He is an avid plant explorer, photographer, mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping company, and past President of the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society. He has a passion for all wild plants especially those of dwarf stature and collects and cultivates them at various gardens in his hometown of Victoria, BC, Canada. Paul has learned the craft of crevice garden building directly from one of its innovators, Zdenek Zvolanek, of the Czech republic, and in the past decade and a half, has built many gardens in public parks and private homes that range in size from small feature troughs, to large installations involving many tonnes of stone. Paul is passionate about spreading the word of this style, through speaking to garden clubs all over the west, and by giving workshops for those keen on learning the finer points of this developing art form.

Paul and co-author Kenton Seth of Colorado published the first North American book on Crevice gardening, The Crevice Garden (Filbert Press, 2022)

The meeting will be held at Lakeview Community Hall for those who wish to meet in person.  Members will be also be sent the Zoom link prior to the meeting.  The talk will be recorded and made available to members for one week.