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Members' Talks


Next Talk: Alpine Gardening  - Cathy Kurio
June 18th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Cathy Kurio is an Alpine Gardening expert.



Cathy will take a look at the small world of Alpine plants, their special needs and fabulous features.There is so much to learn and think about when planning this delightful world of Alpine gardening.

Join us: June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 at Christ Church 3602 - 8 Street SW

Members are free and non-members are always welcome but asked to pay $10 at the door. ** Valid Membership card required.**


Beauty on a Budget is Very Yardsmart

BEAUTY ON A BUDGET PROGRAM - Beginner Gardening Level

The Calgary Horticultural Society, in partnership with The City of Calgary, is offering a free introductory Yard Smart workshop providing the basic steps that will help you achieve a beautiful yard that's easy on the wallet and the environment too!

Participants will receive tools, resources and knowledge to help them implement long term, sustainable yard practices. They will also receive a 2015 Calgary Horticultural Society membership, linking them to one of Canada's largest gardening networks, along with our great garden centre discounts, and a coupon for a 50% discount on a rain barrel available from Green Calgary.

Registration for this workshop is limited to 12 households residing in the communities listed below and two participants from each household can attend if they wish. The selected communities have direct ties to the watershed.

The communities and workshop information is listed below. As we are trying to build networks of neighbours working together to preserve Calgary's water, we require that you attend the session in your community.

April 16  - Thursday 7:00 to 9:00 pm  Inglewood Bird Sanctuary 2429th Ave. SE. Communities:  Inglewood/ Ramsay

April 23  - Thursday 7:00 to 9:00 pm  Renfrew Community Association 811 Radford Road NE. Communities: Renfrew, Tuxedo (NE Nose Creek)

May 4th  - Monday - 7:00 to 9:00 pm  Cardel Place 1195 Country Village Link NE. Communities:  Evanston (Kinocora, Sage Hill, Panarama Hills, Creekside)

May 11 - Monday -  7:00 to 9:00 pm Marquis De Lorne Community Centre, 6 Copperstone Way SE. Communities: Mahogany, Cranston

June 11 - Thursday - 7:00 to 9:00 Taradale Coop, 6520 Falconridge Blvd. NE. Communities:  Redstone, Skyview Ranch, Stonegate Landing, Taradale and Saddleridge

Please contact the Calgary Horticultural Society office by email at or by phone (403) 287-3469 X O to register.  Registration is on a first come first served basis.

Be yard smart this season our rivers depend on you.

This is a partnership with the City of Calgary Water Services

Help, We Need to Communicate

It is all about money!  We entered this contest. The winner receives $10,000 dollars, which could be applied to our communication needs. The competition closes at the end of March. The winner is the one with the most votes. Voting can be submitted daily until the end of the month.  If you have some time, and like to hear what we have to say about gardening, please vote, vote often, and invite your friends to vote. Who knows we may be calling you in the near future on a new phone!

Thank you!



Upcoming workshops

The What Now? Series Join Horticulturist Kath Smyth as she walks through a year in the life of a garden. She will provide a whistle-stop tour of techniques, tips, tricks and ideas on seasonal tasks so that you will know what to do and when to do it. Six workshops will be held throughout the year providing information to take you where you want to go this gardening year. Sign up for all six and receive one free!  Check it out.

Join us for our regular workshop series that has been designed to fit into every gardener's calendar. Check it out.

 Community Gardens Workshops Series.

Are you thinking of Starting a community gardend or need more information about your currentl community garden. Check out our community garden education offerings. We are hear to help you grow!

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Get ready for spring!

Join us at Spruce Meadows for the 2015 Horticultual Society Garden Show!   April 11th & 12th

Lots to see, do and learn. Free parking and plenty of fresh air. 

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