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What's New?

Garden Show tickets are now available!

Calgary Horticultural Society Members buy your specially priced tickets by clicking here:

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Non-members buy your regularly priced tickets by clicking below:


Celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017 with 1,000 tulips! 


We are happy to say that the Calgary Horticultural Society's Demonstration and Teaching Garden received a donation of 1,000 'Canada 150' tulip bulbs this fall. All were planted in October by volunteers in and around the garden. The tulip will be white with red flames and bears a striking resemblance to our Maple Leaf flag.

During sesquicentennial celebrations in spring 2017, 300,000 Canada 150 tulips will be showcased in Ottawa flower beds, and thousands more will bloom in community gardens across Canada.

Watch our video with Colleen McCracken

Click here for the list of all recipient gardens across Canada


Looking for information about the community of gardeners in Calgary, check out our Affiliate members.

Looking for Inspiration and Knowledge?

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We provide classes and workshops to inspire your experience and knowledge of gardens and plants, from pruning and propagation to digging in the ground. Our aim is to provide gardening sessions to suit everyone, whether you are just starting out with a garden or you are an experienced gardener looking to broaden your skills. Check them out.

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Thanks to the Calgary Foundation

The Calgary Foundation is generously supporting our strategic planning through a Community grant. Watch for details of the results.



Check out our Demonstration and Teaching Garden.

Grown with care by fabuous volunteers and generously supported by a grant from TD Friends of the Environment.


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Upcoming Workshops

Seed Starting and Propagation

When: March 02 from 7:00-9:00 PM and March 04 from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM (This is a two-part workshop)

Price: $85 (Members) and $105 (non-members)

Get a jump on the season by starting your plants from seeds. Less expensive than buying transplants, starting your own also gives you a much broader choice of interesting varieties! Click here to learn more.

Beauty on a Budget

New to gardening? Want some tips and tricks to increase success in your yard? Discover how to create your own stunning yard from the ground up. Sign up for these free workshops that are partnered with the City at various locations. Click here to register.


Get the "Dirt" with Jim Hole!

Alberta's Celebrity Gardener, Exclusively at the Garden Show! Join Jim Hole for a breakfast and chat on Sunday, April 30 at  8:30 am. Only limited tickets are sold. This is a Members' only event.  Click here to purchase your tickets.


Looking for a Gift for that gardener in your life?

How about a membership to the Society! Connect members to a great community enjoying discounts, share plants, tips and tricks and above all have fun. Click here to purchase your membership.

Welcome, Gardener

Why we exist:

Carol came to Calgary, as many people do, because of work. Once settled, she started looking for things to do and ways to connect with other people. 

One day, Carol spotted a community garden from the bus on her way home. That fleeting glimpse of a well-tended veggie patch flooded her with longing and fond memories of her Grandma's garden back home. As a child, she often visited and "helped out" by sampling fresh peas in the pod, sweet raspberries and countless other home-grown treats.

Although she was living in a small condo with no yard of her own, Carol felt inspired and determined to try her own hand at gardening, satisfying that nostalgic urge to taste truly fresh-picked produce again. She searched for community gardens in Calgary online and found the Calgary Horticultural Society's website, which informed her that there was indeed a community garden not too far from her condo. She also found that the Society offered a wealth of tips and information on growing vegetables, flowers and trees in Calgary's unique climate. Read More...

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