Mr. Josef Halda has arrived in Dunsmuir to begin the design and construction of a new crevice rock garden in the Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens. Mr. Halda is a noted botanist, seed collector and crevice rock garden designer from the Czech Republic. The proposed crevice garden is approximately 20’by 24’ and will showcase alpine evergreens and perennials native to the mountains surrounding Dunsmuir which would create year-round and seasonal displays. Mr. Halda has built more than 30 crevice gardens in the United States.
Candace Miller, Dunsmuir Botanical Gardens, horticulturalist, will be working with Mr. Halda to construct and plant the new garden with plants from alpine plant nurseries that propagate the plants from seeds collected in the local Klamath, Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges. This project has been funded by grants from The McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation and the Union Pacific Foundation.
Pictured: Mr. Halda and Art Horvath, stone mason, moving the boulders into place during the early stages of construction.