Zoom Meeting featuring Paul Spriggs - "Grand Tour - Crevice Gardens of the Czech Republic"

Nov 8, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

ZOOM Meeting check in begins at 1:00. Presentation begins at 1:30.

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Presentation

"Grand Tour - Crevice Gardens of the Czech Republic"

Paul Spriggs
In the past 5 years, Paul Spriggs has visited the Czech Republic 3 times on his quest to become the best rock gardener he can be. During each of these visits, Paul had the opportunity to go 'behind the scenes", accessing gardens that are rarely seen by western eyes, meeting their owners, and learning their secrets. The rock gardeners in The Czech Republic have experienced a heyday in recent decades which has established them as one of the worlds great rock gardening cultures. In this presentation, Paul will explore the reasons for this as he guides us on a tour of rarely seen gardens, their people, and their plants.

Speaker

Paul Spriggs

Paul Spriggs has been rock gardening for roughly 22 years and building crevice gardens for about 15 years. He is an avid plant explorer, photographer, mountaineer, owner of Spriggs Gardens Landscaping company, and current 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 it’s 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 many tonnes of stone. Paul is passionate about spreading the word of this style, through speaking to garden clubs all over the west, and by giving workshops for those keen on learning the finer points of this developing art form. He is currently working on the first North-American book about crevice gardens with Co-author Kenton Seth.

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