“The many great gardens of the world… all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden.” –Thomas Moore (1478-1535)
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Alpine Crevice and Native Plant Garden Official Opening

April 30, 2018

Join us for a Spring Celebration on Sunday May 27 from 1pm-3pm at the Alpine Crevice Garden!

 

Join the Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs and the Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society (CRAGS) on Sunday May 27th for our garden opening.

 

Explore the Gardens, meet our knowledgeable volunteers, and stop by and speak with the new Alpine Crevice Garden's builders. This new garden is located just off the path coming from Crowchild Trail and Silver Springs Gate intersection.

 

Our hand built Alpine Crevice Garden mimics a natural outcrop where gaps and partings in bedrock allow hardy alpine and steppe plants to put down roots. Our crevice garden hosts a large selection of such plants from around the world. A Native Plant Garden composed of rounded river stone and gravel surrounds the crevice garden. It showcases many small, native perennial plants, grown in lean conditions to keep them looking natural.

These new gardens grew out of a strong collaborative effort between the BGSS and CRAGS. Come and see what we've accomplished in the past two years through more than 800 volunteer hours, using tons of sandstone and some 450 plants representing over 115 species.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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