Members of the George Pegg Botanic Garden Society manage the George Pegg Botanic Garden and host a variety of events for the public in the spring, summer and fall.
The George Pegg Botanic Garden Society has maintained the Pegg Garden site since 1989. The Society oversees general upkeep, seasonal maintenance, site preservation and repairs. The Society also plans and promote a variety of public events at the Garden to promote George Pegg’s contributions to Alberta’s botanical and historical heritage.
The Society is led by a volunteer board elected executive members and directors. Memberships are open to the public and may be purchased at most Pegg Garden events. Join us in preserving the Pegg legacy today.
Annual memberships are from April 1 to March 31 and are $10.00/person. Your membership supports Garden maintenence. Cheques are payable to the George Pegg Botanic Garden Society. Box 463, Sangudo, Alberta, T0E 2A0. Download a membership application form
What We've Achieved
- From 1989 to 1992, with the assistance of consultants, members of the newly established George Pegg Botanic Garden Society completed a master development plan, including an inventory of plants and historic artifacts.
- Building repair took high priority with picket fence restoration in 1989, followed by stabilization of the machine shed and replacement of the log house roof in 1990.
- In 1990, a boardwalk was built, allowing visitors access to the wetland area
- The Pegg Garden was designated as a provincial historic resource and protected site in 1992
- In 1992 the log house foundation was restored and the summer kitchen floor replaced
- In 2008, an unusual 8-sided granary constructed by George Pegg was returned to the Garden, having been sold many years before and moved to Cherhill and later to Stanger
- In 2009, the property perimeter was completely fenced to protect the unique and delicate flora of the Garden from deer and other destructive foragers. Extensive restoration and repair was also commissioned on the interior chinking of the homestead log house
- In 2008, the Society accepted a beautiful stone monument for the Garden entrance, donated by the Hinkelman family. When Mr. & Mrs. Henkelman moved from the family farm they did not want to leave behind the 20 ton stone they unearthed in a field some years ago. Stone mason Roger Shore of Stonewriter in Millet, Alberta was contracted to break this massive rock into 4 pieces. The Pegg Garden welcome sign is a favourite place for photographs
- In 2011, construction of the Visitor's Center was completed, providing a multi-purpose reception/office space and two accessible indoor washrooms.
- In 2012, the boardwalk was replaced
- In 2014, a kiosk was built, welcoming visitors to the Garden and acknowledging volunteers and sponsors