We are a group of Rock Garden enthusiasts with nearly 200 members, mostly in Michigan. We focus on plants of the Alpine regions of the world but never turn down a chance to grow any unique or interesting plant. Why not join us?

From garden tours to plant sales, our members enjoy sharing their knowledge and passion in this type of horticulture. We have speakers and programs that span the globe, with experts from as far as Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to our very own members, all united in the pursuit of rock gardening.

Saturday May 6, 2017;
Spring Plant Sale and Garden visit
at Joan Bolt's near Grand Rapids.
More details in forthcoming Newsletter.


Saturday February 18, 2017;
Business Meeting, Talks 12:00-12:45 pm and 2:30-3:30 pm, and Membership pot-luck
at Matthaei Botanical Gardens auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI

Kenton J. Seth gave two fascinating (45-minute -- the first went rather longer to the audience's pleasure) talks. One on “Crevice Garden Construction” beginning followed by our membership’s pot-luck lunch, and the second presentation “Wildflowers of the Caucasuses”. Both lectures were well attended. In addition there was a demonstration of grafting (a peach on a cherry) by Andy Duval and an auction of some donated books and choice plants (particularly 2 Hamamelis in bloom from Duval).

Kenton Seth is a young native of Colorado. He is a plant nut and native plant hunter who has worked in public horticulture and nurseries. Kenton currently owns Paintbrush Gardens, a dual specialty landscape company which builds un-irrigated native landscapes and crevice gardens for public spaces. Kenton also documents his adventures on his blog “I Need A Cup of Tea”. In addition, you can look at a YouTube video from a crevice gardening workshop by Kenton at the J. C. Raulston Gardens in Raleigh NC

Photos: Rimmer de Vries

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    Fritillaria olivieri

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    Fritillaria olivieri

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    At the Herbarium

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    Iris cv. 'Thor'

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    Iris acutiloba

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    Iris kirkwoodii x atropurpurea

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    Jeffersonia dubia 2012-03-18

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    Paeonia caucasica 2012-04-16

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    Paeonia tenuifolia

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    Saxifrage on tufa 2012-02-19

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    Early saxifrage 2012-03-18

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