Picture Above - Konrad's Golden Chokeberries, grown near Beaumont, Alberta
Welcome to DBG ( Devonian Botanic Garden, was the old name) Fruit Growers Group. The DBG Fruit Growers Group is not an official representative or affiliate of the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, however it works in partnership with the U of A Botanic Garden in hosting two annual events, the spring Scionwood Exchange and the fall Fruit Growers Festival. We are a totally volunteer organization made up a small orchardists, hobby fruit growers and keen individuals who have a passion for learning and growing fruits, berries and nuts in our cold prairie conditions of mostly Zone 3 ( Some Zone 2 and Zone 4 Canadian Climate Zone Map).
We have two main events each year. Both events take place at University of Alberta Botanic Garden 6 km North of Devon, Alberta, Canada. In Spring we have our Scion Wood Exchange up in the classrooms around the middle of April. This coming year it will be held on Saturday April 15, 2017. Click on menu above or picture below to go to that page for more information on this event.
Our other big event, Fruit Growers Festival, happens in the fall usually mid September. It will be Cancelled for Fall 2017. The U of A Botanic Garden will be undergoing some major renovations to their Main Gate entrance and also to their parking lot during late August and September 2017. The Botanic Garden will still be open to the public during August and September 2017. We do plan to resume having the Fruit Growers Festival there again in September 2018.
See Fruit Festival web page for a few more details about the cancellation.
You can also visit http://botanicgarden.ualberta.ca/Events to get more information on these events. Visit their site to find more detailed maps of the Gardens and location of different events. You can also view their many educational programs. They put on many courses related to fruit growing, pruning and grafting throughout the year. So check them out at http://botanicgarden.ualberta.ca/Programs-Courses/Adult-Education-Courses/Adult-Education-Categories/category/gardening-horticulture-1