Come explore and marvel at the beautiful, George Pegg Botanic Garden with Botanical Artist Rayma Peterson. Join us on Sunday July 14th from 10:00 Am- 2:00 Pm to enter the enticing world of Botanical Art and Illustration. Attending this event will help you cultivate basic drawing skills, and build upon the skills you already possess. Additionally you will get to take home a full botanical drawing. This event will surely appeal to floral artists as well as the more scientifically minded. Beginners to experienced artists are welcome, including youth and adults.
Admission to this event is $50.00/person, register by July 6. Payment by mail, e-transfer, or at the Garden.
Do you enjoy tea? Do you enjoy picturesque views? Do you enjoy history? If you said yes to any of the previous questions, our 2nd Annual Tea in the Garden event is for you. Come to the historic George Pegg Garden on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm to enjoy a peaceful afternoon in the garden. Bring a friend to enjoy a light lunch and cup of tea out of fine china. At 2:00 pm there will be a lovely live musical performance. Additionally, there will be a door prize for attendance, .We hope to see you there!
There’s a certain amount of pride that should be taken by gardeners and farmers at the end of the
summer. Gardeners and farmers can take a certain amount of pride at the end of the summer.
Gardeners and farmers should celebrate their accomplishments and their participation in bringing
seed to seedling, and seedling to harvest, as well as raising livestock. The Rural Roots Farmer
Showcase and Culinary Event looks to celebrate the trials and tribulations associated with
This event is a two-part producer showcase in celebration of locally produced, farm to table
food. The first part of the producer showcase is the vendor market, open from 9:00 am to 4:00
pm, on Saturday August 17th. The vendor market will includes a plethora of vendor rented tables
stocked with locally produced food. Participating in the vendor market will give local farmers
and gardeners the opportunity to market their products and connect with an amazing local food
network. Additionally, participants of the vendor food market will have the food their food
featured in the second part of the producer showcase, the farm to table dinner.
The farm to table dinner will be prepared by an Alberta chef using exclusively locally produced
foods, and – I have more updated info coming. will be held on Saturday August 17 from 5:00 pm
-9:00 pm. The George Pegg Botanic Garden will provide a unique backdrop for this event as it
was once the Pegg family homestead. On the property the Pegg family raised their own
livestock, and grew their own produce, thus they were the embodiment of what the Rural Roots
event looks to celebrate. Furthermore, the George Pegg Botanic Garden has planted a vegetable
garden of their very own and has planted numerous vegetables specifically for the event.
Join us Saturday August 17th at the historic George Pegg Botanic Garden, to celebrate locally produced food.
If you would like to rent a table for the vendors market, attend the vendors market, buy a ticket
for dinner, or volunteer for this event contact us via the George Pegg Garden Facebook page, call
780-203-0331, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “Art in the Garden: outdoor art show and sale” will surely be a can’t miss event as it has something for everyone.
Some call it black gold- every garden should have a compost bin!
Come out and discover how to start composting and the many ways how composting can benefit the environment. We will be learning about the 4 ingredients to successfully build and produce a high-quality compost. There will be a variety of methods on display for everyone to try out and learn about which method will best suit their needs. Learn about winter composting, how to make compost tea, and much more!
Chance to win a FREE compost bin! Every participant is eligible to enter the draw for an Earth Machine Compost bin (value $35.00). Thank you to the City of Edmonton for this generous donation.
Admission to the Garden is by donation. Advance registration for the workshop is preferred.
Instructor Master Composter Payton Homeak.
Contact the garden for more info at 780-203-0331 or visit our facebook page
Just in time for our local community summer fairs- learn some tips for entering your best vegetables, flowers, and fruits in the bench show. Join local dahlia grower David Stephenson to find out what the judges are looking for. advance registration preferred.
Admission to the garden by donation
For more info contact the garden at 780-203-0331 or visit our facebook page
Join Lynne Dunsmuir leading shibashi style tai chi. Shibashi is an 18-move exercise routine that is quite simple to learn so don’t be shy; it’s easy, fun, and relaxing. Take-home information to learn more about this gentle form of exercise that can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. Just wear comfortable clothes and bring a smile.
Admission to the garden by donation.
Contact the garden for more info at 780-203-0331 or visit our facebook page
Enjoy a peaceful afternoon in the Garden, with tea served in fine china.
Sit back and sip your tea while you listen to the musical entertainment at 2 pm. We are pleased to have Peter Daum sharing his music with us. Peter is a guitar soloist who plays mixture of styles from Latin to Pop. You are also invited to sing along with Barbara, Tineke, Ruth, and George as they entertain us with some “golden oldies”.
You can have a garden tour and hear the history of the location while the music drifts through the air. There are wheelchair accesible washrooms and grassed paths throughout the garden.
Admission at the gate $5.00/person.
Contact the garden for more info - 780-203-4688 or visit our facebook page
Decorate terra cotta pots & plant beautiful flowers. Recommended for ages 4 yrs old & up.
Join us for old-fashioned games like egg & spoon races, potato sack races, obstacle course, parachute games, a hula-hoop contest, and more!
FREE drop-in programs, Parent/guardian participation is mandatory. For more information:
Cathy Steeves, Parent Link/Early Childhood Development Coordinator,
Lac Ste. Anne County, 780-785-3411 ext. 3682, 1-866-880-5722, or csteeves@LSAC.ca
Explore the fascinating world of bees- discover their favourite plants, help plant a pollinator patch, plus bring home a bee plant for your home! Come and enjoy an unforgettable after noon in the garden and make bees wax candles, create some bee art and enjoy a tasty honey snack. $15/child, pre-registration required. Siblings and caregivers welcome too.
To register call the garden at 780-203-4688
Visit our facebook page- George Pegg Botanic Garden
Need something to do for Father's Day? We will have many experiences that the whole family would enjoy. There will be a variety of artists displaying many different types of art and media. There will be a youth art showcase with a $65 and $50 gift certificates for the winners. The children will also have the opportunity to create a craft at our kids creative corner. While you are exploring the garden we will have multiple musical performances throughout the afternoon. We will offer you guided tours through the garden, and plants to take home-by donation. Come and enjoy the day and be a part of Garden days!
Admission by donation.
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
The Rustic Succulent Planter Workshop on Thursday evening, July 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
George Pegg Botanic Garden, north of Glenevis, off highway 43
Pre-registration required. $20.00/person
Maximum registration of 15 people.
for more details visit www.PeggGarden.org
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.