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Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district located in central Alberta, Canada, northwest of Edmonton on highway 43, (also known as the Alaska Highway). This municipal district has a population of over 10,000 and covers an area of over 3000 km sq. Lac Ste. Anne County has several attractions which include but are not limited to, Lessard Lake Campground, and Lessard Lake Outdoor Education Center, the Paddle River Dam recreational area, and the George Pegg Botanical Garden. www.PeggGarden.org The County also organizes the Lac Ste. Anne County Pilgrimage, an old historic traditional gathering which takes place yearly. Lac Ste. Anne has several protected and recreational areas, public parks and campgrounds.

Go to:   
   http://www.lsac.ca and see the official Lac Ste Anne County web site.


Towns Hamlets Villages Summer Villages
Mayerthorpe Sangudo Alberta Beach Birch Cove
Onoway Rochfort Bridge   Castle Island
  Cherhill   Nakamun Park
  Glenevis   Ross Haven
  Gunn   Silver Sands
  Green Court   South View
  Rich Valley   Sunrise Beach
      Sunset Point
      Sandy Beach
      Val Quentin
      Warwa Estates
      West Cove

Neighbouring Counties include the County of Barrhead, Parkland County, Sturgeon County, Woodlands County, and Yellowhead County.

George Pegg Botanic Garden

  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

The Site:
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. 
Some history:

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

  Special events                                                  
  School programs
  Summer recreation programs
  Small weddings
  Scenic photos
  Hiking trail & picnic sites
  Volunteer opportunities  

All Information has been provided by
Lorraine Taylor, Horticulturist/Conservation Coordinator for Lac Ste. Anne County