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Reader Rock Garden Society, Friends of

Reader Rock Garden Historic Park site is one of Calgary’s most unique Cultural Landscapes and the first Legacy Park to open. Its restoration was honoured with a Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Award in Landscape Preservation, earning official designation as a Provincial Historic Resource.
Open from sunrise to sunset, the historic garden is a tribute to one man’s passion for plants and beauty. William Roland Reader was the Superintendent for Calgary Parks from 1913 – 1942 who transformed a bare hillside into an internationally acclaimed garden.
We are dedicated to the preservation, interpretation and stewardship of the horticultural traditions and spirit associated with Reader’s garden. Maintaining the educational vision and public enjoyment of the garden are our primary goals.

Things we do:

  • gardening
  • heritage conservation/education
  • nature walks
  • stewardship

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Regular volunteers
  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 325 25 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada