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Monthly meetings are usually the second Thursday of the month, except July, August, and December. Meeting Social (beverages & snacks available, a chance to meet and talk with fellow gardeners) at 6:30 p.m., meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

Meetings are held at the Lakeview Community Association Hall, 6110 - 34th Street SW, parking is free. Prospective members are invited to attend a meeting for a five dollar (cash only) fee. When an international speaker is presenting, there will be a ten dollar (cash only) non-member speaker fee charged. Become a member and avoid the non-member fees! Payment for workshops is by cash or cheque.

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Thursday, May 12

Todd Boland
(St. Johns Newfoundland)

Asian Plants for Calgary Gardens

While many of the plants we grow as garden ornamentals hail from Europe or North America, there are a surprising number that originate from Japan, North Korea, China, and adjoining regions of the Himalayas west to the Tian Shan. We often think of these Asian plants as being more "exotic" and while many of them may not be hardy in the Calgary area, there are still plenty that can grace our "cold" gardens. This presentation will introduce you to a selection of these plants which are suitable for the border, woodland garden and rockery.

Todd Boland has spoken several times at CRAGS meetings. He is a widely travelled research horticulturalist and author, enthusiastic about all sorts of plants.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 14
Noon - 3:00 p.m.


Plant Sale

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Lakeview Community Association Hall

Thursday, June 9

Paul Spriggs
(Victoria BC)

Cracks & Crevices
The Art Of Rock & Crevice Gardens

Paul will start with the basics of design and construction of this style of rock gardening. Calgary has some notable examples of crevice gardens, but crevice gardens can be large or small. Paul’s talk will be of interest to beginning and advanced rock gardeners.

Paul Spriggs, owner and operator of Spriggs Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia, has been a keen rock gardener for the past 18 years and has been delving into the world of crevice gardens for the past decade. He apprenticed and worked with some of the innovators of the style such as Zdenek Zvolanek, and Vojtech Holubec He is an avid mountain rambler, wildflower hunter and photographer. Paul also propagates plants in his home micro-nursery for distribution to the rock gardening public.

Lakeview Community Association Hall

Saturday, June 11
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.



Styrofoam Trough Workshop

Join us for this hands-on workshop to make a trough for planting some of your treasures from the plant sale.

$20 for CRAGS members, styrofoam box included.

$25 for non-members, $5 for a styrofoam box, or bring your own.

To register, call Patricia Domin at 403-255-7896 and leave a message.


Saturday, June 18
(rain date July 24)
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.



Garden Workshop

A garden, like most people and nature, is a work in progress. For some people it is difficult to move an idea from our mind and into the physical place of the garden. Come and learn from a CRAGS expert how to put your ideas into the garden space.Bring your camera, notepad, and questions.

$20 for CRAGS members

$25 for non-members

Reserve your spot early!

To register, call Patricia Domin at 403-255-7896 and leave a message.


Special Date

Thursday, Sept. 15

Mike Kintgen


Please note: as Mike is an international speaker, non-members will be charged $10 to attend this special event.

Mike's presentation will be on alpines in Patagonia, further details forthcoming.

Mike Kintgen is a Senior Horticulturist at the Denver Botanic Gardens where he oversees the Alpine Collection and nine gardens including the Rock Alpine Garden, and South African Plaza.

Lakeview Community Association Hall


Lakeview Community Association Hall
6110 - 34 Street SW



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