In addition to numerous walking trails and interpretive signage, the Museum Grounds include two gardens created in partnership with two community groups: The Lethbridge & Distric Horticultural Society and the Galt School of Nursing Alumnae Association. The South Garden is made possible by additional community support.

Garden of Native Prairie Plants
The Lethbridge & District Horticultural Society [LDHS] began planting the garden containing over 40 species of native plants in September 2008 to be ready for its 2009 Centennial Celebration.

Designed by Lethbridge-based horticulturalist June Flanagan, it is appealing in all four seasons and features:
  • a variety of wildflowers, grasses and woody plants
  • attractive flowers through the growing season
  • autumn leaf colour, seed heads, fruit, and interesting bark
The plants are placed similar to how they would grow in the river valley: shade tolerant species on the slope against the north wall of the museum, the most drought tolerant species on the steep, southwest-facing slope.


Galt volunteers collect, clean and package the seeds, and they are available in the Galt Museum Store!
Native Prairie Plants Garden Seeds $4.95/pkg