Gardening for Life!
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Snowy Garden, now what?

Snow Day? What's a gardener to do? Kath Smyth, our horiticulturalist, spoke on CBC and provided some tips to help from our recent snow fall.

Vote for our Sustainable Garden Project

Vote for our outdoor teaching garden in category 4 on the CIR Realty website. We have a program teaching sustainable gardening with the City of Calgary. Winners receive $5,000 and we could use the funding to develop and promote our outdoor garden. Vote here and please pass it on

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Plant Share

 Thanks to all the volunteers who helped out at the Plant Share. It was a beautiful day!


 Plant Share are held twice a year in September and May on the weekend following each long weekend. This event includes both trading and selling plants. Plants purchased cost $3 each.                        

Member Talks

Join Author, gardener,  Dawn Vaessen, for a informative presentation on gardening success with a dog sharing your outdoor space.  Many of us love our animals, as much as we love gardening but how can these two loves work together?  Dawn has learned the tricks of co-habitating with a Great Dane and a fabulous garden in her yard so  she has many ideas to share.

The night will include an opportunity to meet and chat with fellow members and gardeners while you enjoy a light snacks and beverage (from 6:30 - 7:00). Join us!

Thursday, Oct 23 - 6:30 to 9 pm. 
Christ Church
  3602 - 8 Street SW

Members are free. Non-Members are always welcome but  requested to pay $10  (at door). See membership does have benefits.


Members' Only Open Gardens

Enjoy some wonderful spring gardens.   Members get your first peek at some Calgary Gardens.   Login to the members only area for all locations. 

Not a Member?  Join now and enjoy open gardens from May to September. 

Have you got a garden you would like to share? Contact us

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What are you Curious about?

Education is a one of our key activities at the Society. We would like to hear what you are curious about in the Calgary gardening scene? This will assist us design our workshops and talks. Here is a short survey

Share Your ideas

Give it a try by clicking on the link, download the survey, fill it in and them submit. We look forward to hearing from you.

Annual General Meeting

Date:    Thursday,  September 25, 2014.

Time:   7 pm  to  9 pm


  • Approval of 2013 minutes
  • Message from President
  • Presentation of 2014 Audited Financial Statements
  • Elections

Refreshments, snacks and door prizes! 

 Location:   Christ Church,     3602 - 8 Street SW


Special Guest:  Adam Yakabuskie   
Canadian Lilies Inc.
 Topic: Who Cares About Lilies?

 Knowing the different types of lilies and the care they require will allow you to have lilies blooming in your yard all summer long. Adam will discuss ways to acheive this in Calgary's Chinook climate.

About the Speaker:

Adam breeds lilies for commercial sales. He focuses on two lily divisions: Asiatic and Martagon. These two types of lilies are great growers in the Canadian climate for the home gardener. They are alsoAdam's personal favorites.

In addition, to breeding lilies, Adam is a director with the Alberta Regional Lily Society, and a life member with the North American Lily Society (NALS). He is the NALS 2015 Show Chair, which will host the International Show and lily Convention in Calgary on July 15-19, 2015.


Lilium x Asiatic Hybrid 'Suncrest'

Container gardening  
Container GardeningCalgary Herald article

 One of the easiest ways to add colour and interest to the garden is with containers. There are really no limits to how creative you can be when choosing both the containers and the plants since they are only meant to last through the summer months. This is your chance to use those zone 6 plants we zone 3 gardeners all covet.

 read more:  Calgary Herald article by Maryjo Fairweather, member and past editor of Calgary Gardening





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