As you leave the rhododendron dell and head towards the gazebo you will see our new “slant’” on rock gardening. The crevice garden was constructed in 2009 with the help of a grant from the North American Rock Garden Society and donations from the Newfoundland Rock Garden Society and a supportive Friend of the Garden. A crevice garden is a specialized form of rock garden where the rocks are positioned, rather closely together, in a vertical pattern. This results in many narrow cracks or crevices. Small-stature alpines are planted between the cracks, where, over time, they will run, cascade and self-seed. These gardens are far more common in Europe but slowly this style of rock gardening is spreading across North America. It enables more plants to be grown in a small area than conventional rock gardens. Our crevice garden features alpine plants from all over the world: European Alps, Asian Caucasus, Himalayas, Rocky Mountains, South African Drakensberg’s and Patagonia Andes. There are also several native Newfoundland arctic-alpine species that call this garden home, including the rare and endangered endemic barrens willow, Salix jejuna.
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