Garden Explorer, Summer Children's Program
Aug
8
10:00 am10:00

Garden Explorer, Summer Children's Program

 

For ages 7-12 years. Enter the deep, dark forest of the George Pegg Botanic Garden to make some discoveries! Your mission is to seek the smallest plants and the biggest animals that live in the Garden. Find out what colours the trees’ leaves are hiding. Search for a treasure.  Play big games on the grass and make a tiny tufa pot to plant. You’ll explore the historic house and (if you dare) check out what we’ve caught in the pitfall trap. fee: $12.00, bring a bag lunch, dress for the weather.

To register contact the George Pegg Botanic Garden, 780-203-0331


Build a Rustic Succulent Container
Jul
13
6:30 pm18:30

Build a Rustic Succulent Container


The Rustic Succulent Planter Workshop on Thursday eveningJuly 13 has been postponed.  We had only a small number of people pre-register and we know it will be a fun evening with more people participating.  If you were interested in attending please call the Garden to leave contact information and we will let you know about the new date 780-203-0331

Spend an entertaining evening with Theresa Utri of Beyond the Blue Sky.  Turn weathered barn boards into a perfect planter for succulents. Registration fee includes materials and plants. Further details TBA

Fabulous Flower Pots (Lac Ste. Anne County Parent Link Program)
Jul
13
11:00 am11:00

Fabulous Flower Pots (Lac Ste. Anne County Parent Link Program)

July 13, 2017, Thursday      
 

Drop-in, free program. Recommended for children 4 years and older. Parent/guardian participation is mandatory for the duration of the program

Fabulous Flower Pots

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm: Have fun decorating terra cotta pots with acrylic paints, filling them with soil and planting beautiful flowers! Snacks and drinks will be provided. Be sure to dress your child in appropriate “play clothes” as the paint we use may stain. 

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the morning program, and then join us for more fun in the afternoon:


Fun & Games in the Park   
1:00 - 2:00 p.m: 
Summer fun for boys, girls, parents, and guardians (all ages).  Join our action-packed hour for lots of fun including old-fashioned games like egg and spoon races, potato sack races, obstacle courses, parachute games, and even a hula hoop contest!

*for more programs visit www.LSAC.ca for the 2017 Adventure Guide.

Canada 150 in the Garden
Jul
9
11:00 am11:00

Canada 150 in the Garden

The Pegg family homestead is the perfect place to celebrate our local pioneers. Drop in from 11:00am to 3:00pm for historic displays and activities. Pancake brunch served 11:00am-1:00pm. Tour the garden to learn the role it played in Alberta’s botanical history.  Explore the 1920s log home. Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead will join us, bringing greetings from the Government of Canada. Admission by donation.

5th Annual Art in the Garden Show & Sale
Jun
18
12:00 pm12:00

5th Annual Art in the Garden Show & Sale

Stroll through this historic garden and meet local artisans exhibiting a wide variety of art forms such as fine art, pottery, sculpture, glass, fibre art, jewellery, quilted art, and woodwork.  Let our lineup of musicians entertain you throughout the day.  Tour the Garden. Vote for the Youth Art Competition. Get creative with the Make & Take art for families. Refreshments and food for sale. This is an all-ages, all-weather event. Drop in from noon to 5pm to celebrate Father’s Day and National Garden Day! Admission by donation

Annual Bird Count + Plant Swap & Sale
Jun
4
9:00 am09:00

Annual Bird Count + Plant Swap & Sale

Drop-in throughout the day and join our local birding enthusiasts for a walk to the pond. Discover many species of birds that call the Pegg Garden home. Bring a camera, binoculars, and your bird- watching questions. We have a bird-friendly craft for children.

Find new and interesting plants for your garden at the Perennial Plant Swap & Sale. If you have plants to share, put them in a pot with a label and swap them for another plant.  Or make a donation and take home something new for your garden. Admission by donation.

Annual General Meeting
Apr
12
6:00 pm18:00

Annual General Meeting

The George Pegg Botanic Garden Society will be holding its annual general meeting on April 12th at the Gunn Hall.

Feature speaker presentation: "Quilts and Cucumbers. Discovering Alberta’s History... One Quilt at a Time"

Location: Gunn Community Hall

6pm light supper

6:45  Lucie Heins, Assistant Curator Western Canadian History,  A Royal Alberta Museum Curatorial Presentation

8pm Annual General Meeting, photo review of 2016, hear about exciting plans for 2017

No charge for admission - anyone with an interest in the Pegg Garden or western Canadian history is welcome to attend.

Bountiful Garden - Grow & Preserve
Jan
28
8:30 am08:30

Bountiful Garden - Grow & Preserve

The Annual Gardener's Day in Sangudo, AB is ready to go on Saturday, January 28, 2017!

Members of the Sangudo & District Horticultural Society are hosting an all-day, horticultural glimpse of spring. We bring together excellent speakers, great food, new ideas, and a neighbourhood of fellow gardeners. 

If you've ever searched the internet for a vegetable garden topic you've likely seen Alberta Urban Garden pop up. We are delighted to have Stephen Legaree join us for a conversation about his backyard garden adventures. If you want to "meet" Stephen look for his video Espalier Apple Tree 

The ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen has provided advice and recipes for Albertans for 85 years. Our guest speaker brings the latest information on many ways to preserve food from your garden. For a taste of what you'll learn at the workshop check out ATCO's Preserving How-To guide http://www.atcoblueflamekitchen.com/How-To/Preserving/ 

Please see the registration form for all of the Garden Day details:

Registration Form (PDF)

How to Make a Promotional Video
Aug
15
3:30 pm15:30

How to Make a Promotional Video

A workshop for community groups, small businesses, and for those looking to learn a new skill. 

Learn the whole process, from start to finish. From planning - writing and storyboarding, to shooting, to editing - uploading, picture editing, adding titles and sound, and exporting. 

In the beautiful setting of the George Pegg Botanic Garden you’ll work in small groups to create a 1 minute video of the this historic site. 

Come with your own group of 3 or we’ll match you up with other participants. 

What do you need to bring? Paper, pen, camera, and laptop. If you have a tripod bring that too. 

Our instructor is Scott Franchuk, a UBC student in the BFA Film Production program in Vancouver. Currently Scott is working at the Barrhead Public Library. We are delighted to have him leading this workshop, as part of the Library’s public outreach program. 

Let’s make this an event! We encourage you to bring a potluck dish to share for supper. Refreshments will be supplied. The Pegg Garden is an outdoor venue, dress for the weather. 

Monday, August 15, 2016 

3:30-8:30pm 

George Pegg Botanic Garden, north of Glenevis, off highway 43 

Pre-registration required. $20.00/person 

Maximum registration of 15 people. 

contact the Garden at 780-203-0331 or email Lac Ste. Anne County Horticulturist Lorraine Taylor ltaylor@LSAC.ca 

for more details visit www.PeggGarden.org 

Children's Summer Art Program
Jul
18
1:00 pm13:00

Children's Summer Art Program

With the George Pegg Botanic Garden as your inspiration, we’ll make beautiful art! Learn fun art techniques with our amazing summer staff. Take home a fanciful stepping stone for your own garden! Ages 7-12 years old, parents are welcome to stay for the program. Fee $12/child (includes all art materials). To register: call Pegg Garden at 780-203-0331 or email LTaylor@LSAC.ca.

Pegg Garden is 15 minutes west of Alberta Beach. Travel on HWY 43, turn north at the Glenevis intersection (RR 42A), follow the signs

4th Annual Art in the Garden Event
Jun
19
12:00 pm12:00

4th Annual Art in the Garden Event

  • George Pegg Garden

Celebrate Father's Day and National Garden Day at our 4th Annual Art in the Garden event!

Enjoy displays by our talented artists, live music, Garden tours, and Youth Art Competition. Admission by donation. Art for sale! Fine art. Pottery. Sculpture. Woodwork. Fibre art. Jewellery. Photography. Glass & More! Food and refreshments for sale.

Call for artists- we are now accepting applications for artists at the June show.  Download the invitation and registration form or contact Hilde Keller at hildekeller@gmail.com

Annual Bird Count + Perennial Plant Sale and Swap
Jun
5
9:00 am09:00

Annual Bird Count + Perennial Plant Sale and Swap

  • George Pegg Garden

Whether you are new to bird watching or are honing your skills, join our keen bird enthusiasts Peggy and John Folinsbee.  Take a walk to the pond, finish off the afternoon with a trip down the road to Old Man Lake.

If you have perennials to spare, put them in a pot, add a label so we know what it is , and swap it for something new in your garden. Don’t have any to share? You can make a donation in exchange for a plant.

Horticulture Hot Topic- take a stroll around the historic garden and pick up some tips on ways to water in a dry year.

Heritage Vegetables, Saving Seeds, and Annual Meeting
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Heritage Vegetables, Saving Seeds, and Annual Meeting

  • Glenevis Hall

Our first event of the year is Thursday, April 21th. Join us at the Glenevis Hall at 6:00pm for a light supper. The Annual Meeting at 7:00pm includes an overview of the 2015 season and a look toward our plans for 2016.

This year’s guest speaker Denise O’Reilly farms near Cherhill.  Her seed company A’Bunadh Seeds specializes in short season open-pollinated and heritage seeds. At 7:45pm learn from Denise about heritage vegetable varieties and how home gardeners can grow and save their own seed.

Throughout the evening there is an opportunity to buy or renew a Garden membership and to find out about the varied volunteer opportunities at Pegg. Denise will have a selection of seeds and garlic for sale.  If you’d like to try some of her interesting potatoes visit A’Bunadh’s website and order them in advance.

Denise is launching a vegetable seed saving cooperative program and Pegg Garden is participating this summer.  Come out to hear about the project.

The Glenevis Community Hall is just south of the Pegg Garden, south off highway 43 at Range Road 42A.  Admission is by donation. For more information call the Garden at 780-203-0331.

Art in the Garden
Jun
21
12:00 pm12:00

Art in the Garden

Our 3rd Annual Art Show & Sale is on Sunday, June 21st, 2015 - Noon to 5PM

Celebrate Father's Day at the George Pegg Botanic Garden! Enjoy beautiful displays from talented artists, live music, entries in our Youth Art Competition, live music & Garden tours!

Admission by donation ~ Art for sale

Fine Art. Pottery. Sculpture. Woodwork. Fibre Art. Quilting. Jewellery. Glasswork. Musicians. Food Concession & More!

Accessible washrooms, no cash machine on site

15 minutes west of Alberta Beach, off Highway 43, North at Glenevis on RR42A - follow event signs   |   708-203-0331   |   www.PeggGarden.org

 

 

Art in the Garden
Jun
21
12:00 pm12:00

Art in the Garden

  • George Pegg Botanic Garden Society

The 3rd Annual Art in the Garden Show & Sale is this Sunday, June 21 at the George Pegg Garden. Drop in from noon to 5pm. We are excited to have more than 20 artisans displaying a wide range of art. Plan to sit back and enjoy the Magic Lamp Singers and other guest musicians performing all day. There is an art project for children, Jacquie Paul is back with her fabulous face painting. Corny Productions and Pegg Garden volunteers are serving up great food. Check out our young local artists at the Youth Art Competition. 

Annual Bird Count + Perennial Plant Swap & Sale
Jun
7
9:00 am09:00

Annual Bird Count + Perennial Plant Swap & Sale

Drop in anytime Sunday, June 7th from 9am to 2 pm. Join our birding enthusiasts to learn about local wildlife. Bring your binoculars & birding questions. Tkae a guided tour to the pond to check out the waterfowl. Bird friendly craft for children. At 2 pm take a trip around Oldman Lake, north of the Garden.

Have some spaces to fill in your flower beds?  Have some perennials plants to share?  Put them in a pot with a label and check out the Perennial Plant Swap & Sale.

Lunch & refreshments for sale or pack a picnic. Everyone welcome!

May
4
4:00 pm16:00

Annual Meeting & Rare Plants Talk

  • Glenevis, AB

Join us Monday, May 4th for a light supper at 6pm. At 7pm meet our guest Kristen Andersen speaking about the rare plants of the Whitehorse Wildland Park. Annual meeting to follow. Everyone is welcome, be a part of our 2015 season!  Admission by donation. We are meeting at the Glenevis Hall.  Glenevis is south of Pegg Garden, at the intersection of Highway 43 and Range Road 42A. For more information call 780-203-0331.

Presentation Summary

For many people, the historic George Pegg Garden evokes images of the unusual butternut tree, exploring the old log house, or dabbling in the pond.  However it was George Pegg’s passion for identifying Alberta’s native plants that makes the Garden significant.  He had a particular interest in the Cadomin area. Located near Jasper, it is now part of the Whitehorse Wildland Park .

Whitehorse Wildland Park is truly a gem nestled on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains adjacent to Jasper National Park. It is home to many wonderful hiking trails and alpine wildflower meadows such as the Cardinal Divide, which is one of the only alpine zones around that is accessible by car. 

Over 250 plant species have been documented as occurring in the Wildland Park area. Of these, a striking number are rare, and/or have unusual distributions, which some attribute to unique geology there. Home to so many important plants and wildlife species, and with threats from mining operations nearby, the ANPC has maintained a stewardship presence there for many years. A team of botanists including our guest speaker is currently developing a field guide to common plants of the Whitehorse Wildland Park to provide an educational tool and help promote conservation for this special place. Join us to hear and see the wildflowers and other unique aspects of the Whitehorse Wildland Park.

Our Guest Speaker

Kristen Andersen has worked as an environmental consultant for the past 17 years, and has been an active volunteer with the Alberta Native Plant Council (ANPC) during the past 7 years, currently as the Information and Education Committee Lead and as Steward of the Whitehorse Wildland Park. She also teaches Wetland Ecology at the University Of Alberta Faculty Of Extension. Native plant conservation is part of both her work and hobbies and encouraging others to see the natural resources around us in a new light is one of her favorite things to do.

The Annual Meeting

Everyone with an interest in the Garden is invited to attend. See a photo review of what we accomplished in 2014 and hear about our plans for the 2015 season.  Volunteers are the driving force of this scenic site.  While we have a full slate of executive members for the board, we always welcome new members as directors and volunteers.