George Pegg Botanic Garden
The Garden is open for visitors!
June– open weekdays 10 am - 5pm
July and August - open daily 10 am - 5 pm
All other times by appointment
Admission by donation
Accessible washrooms. No cash machine on site.
20 minutes west of Onoway on Highway 43, north at Glenevis on RR42A
From the parking lot visitors walk past two beds of perennials leading to the Visitor Centre.
While the Pegg family log house still stands along with many of the original outbuildings, the focal point of this site is the historic garden.
The garden features native and introduced trees and shrubs along with ornamental perennials. A shelterbelt surrounds the garden creating a microclimate ideal for some exotic species not often seen in this hardiness zone.
Our summer staff are ready to take visitors on a guided tour of the Garden. The site includes wheelchair accessible washrooms, a small gift shop, and picnic facilities. A variety of special events and workshops are held throughout the gardening season. The Pegg Garden is also available for functions such as weddings, photos, and group tours.
Fred Pegg Sr. emigrated from Great Britain in 1903 and married Emma Howes of Toronto in 1908. In 1913, when George was three, the family moved to this homestead in Alberta. George eventually took over the running of this farm; he remained a bachelor and lived in the log house on this site until his death in 1988.
George was a keen amateur botanist and thousands of his plant specimens form part of the collections at Agriculture Canada’s Herbarium in Ottawa, and in Edmonton at the University of Alberta and the Royal Alberta Museum. He also was a contributor to the record of native plants across the Province in the Flora of Alberta.
The Pegg family donated this 12.6 acre site to Lac Ste. Anne County. In 1992 it was designated as a provincial Historic Resource, becoming Alberta’s first historic garden.
George Pegg Botanic Garden Membership $10.00/person. Your membership supports Garden programs and plant maintenance.
Visit the Pegg Garden website and Facebook page for details about coming events.
780-203-0331 (April-Sept) 1-866-880-5722 (County) Website: www.PeggGarden.org
Summer recreation programs
Hiking trail & picnic sites
All Information has been provided by
Lorraine Taylor, Horticulturist/Conservation Coordinator for Lac Ste. Anne County