May 27, 2024 – The Art of Rock and Crevice Gardening – with Paul Spriggs


May 27, 2024

The Art of Rock and Crevice Gardening – with Paul Spriggs

​Meet Paul Spriggs at the Comox Valley Horticultural Society’s May meeting on Monday, May 27 in the Conference Hall of the Florence Filberg Centre in Courtenay. Paul will be talking about creating rock and crevice gardens. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the meeting begins at 7:15 pm.

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, Spriggs Gardens Landscaping Company owner, 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.

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 many tonnes of stone. Paul is passionate about spreading the word of this style, speaking to garden clubs worldwide, and giving workshops for those keen on learning the finer points of this developing art form. He has finished his work on the first North American book on Crevice gardening with co-author Kenton Seth of Colorado, released in summer 2022.


This will be a ‘hybrid’ in-person and Zoom meeting:

  1. All ZOOM meetings will begin at 7:00 pm.
  2. All IN-PERSON meetings: doors will open at 6:30 pm, meetings start at 7:15 pm.
  3. In-person meetings (presentation only) may also be accessible by ZOOM from your home.



All current CVHS members will receive a Zoom invitation prior to this meeting.

IN-PERSON Meeting: Doors will open at 6:30 pm, meeting starts at 7:15 pm.


If you are not a CVHS member and would like to join us, please CLICK HERE to purchase a guest pass by Friday, May 24 no later than 5:00 pm, for $5.50


Please join us!

Paul Spriggs