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Coming to Beechwood Farms on March 24, 2024 

Paul Spriggs, co-author of The Crevice Garden


12 noon   Cracks & Crevices...the art of rock and crevice gardening

Paul will examine all aspects of rock and crevice gardening—delving into its history, the inspiration that rock gardeners draw from nature, and the design and construction of crevice gardens, as well as a short tour of some influential gardens of this style.

1:45 PM   My Favorite Crevice Garden Plants

Paul will show his personal favorite rock and alpine plants for the crevice garden and share a short story for each beautiful one!


Reservations required. $15, includes two lectures, live crevice garden demonstration and refreshments. Cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door with reservations.

Email for reservations:

Paul Spriggs has been rock gardening for roughly 26 years and building crevice gardens for about 19 years. He is an avid plant explorer, photographer, mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping, and past President of the Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society. He has a passion for all wild plants, especially those of dwarf stature, and collects and cultivates them at various gardens in his hometown of Victoria BC, Canada. Paul has learned the craft of crevice garden building directly from one of its innovators, Zdenek Zvolanek, of the Czech Republic, and in the past decade and a half has built many gardens in public parks and private homes that range in size from small feature troughs to large installations involving tons of stone.

Start plans for a new rock garden or crevice garden by visiting the  

23rd Annual Rock Garden Plant Show & Sale - May 5, 2024 at Soergel Orchards and Greenhouses

About Us


The Allegheny Chapter of NARGS is dedicated to rock and woodland gardening.  The group was founded in 1965 and is affiliated with the national organization. Meetings are located in the Pittsburgh, PA area. More information is included in this website.

National NARGS website:

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