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Beauty on a Budget

Gardening Talks coming in selected communities

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Beauty on a Budget - Yard Smart Gardening Techniques

The Calgary Horticultural Society, in partnership with the City of Calgary, is offering free introductory Yard Smart workshops 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 implement long term, sustainable yard practices.

Join us for one of the two Beauty on a Budget Workshops coming up

Thursday, June 2, 7-9pm

Calgary Horticultural Society office, 208 50th Ave SW

These classes are free but space is limited so register today online or email or call (403) 287-3469 x 0 and tell us you name, address and postal code.

Spring Plant Share

Saturday May 28
Intake between 9:00-9:45am
Sharing begins at 10:00am 

Location: the field west of the Calgary Horticultural Society office located at 208 - 50 Ave. SW Calgary

 What is it all about?

The Society hosts two plant shares a year in the fall and spring. The objective of this event is for Society members to share excess plant material with other members and provide information about plants, their cultures and habits. Plant advisors are on hand to answer questions and help them find the right plant for the right location in your garden. Gardeners bring in their excess plants to share and plants can be purchased for $3.00 each. This is usually a members' only event. This year non-members are invited but ask to pay $10 to participate.

Click here to learn more about the 2016 Plant Share


Bus Tour to Olds College & Bearberry Creek Water Gardens

Saturday June 18

Members $60, Non-Members $80

Meet at 8:00am at the Calgary Horticultural Society Office located at 208-50th Ave SW, bus will depart at 8:30am SHARP

Click here  to register and for more information 


Thanks to the Calgary Foundation

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




If you are ...

Looking for Inspiration and Knowledge?

 Judy Lowas-Open Grdn 2012

We provide classes and workshops to inspire your experience and knowledge of gardens and plants, from pruning and propagation to digging in the ground.  Whether you enjoy the creative hands-on or short skill building sessions, we hope you find something to suit you.  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.  Our workshops continue on into the summer. Check them out.

Looking to RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP to the Society? ONLINE:

To renew online you must first have received an E-Invoice to your email address.  If for some reason you do not have this email, please call our office at 403-287-3469 during regular business hours, and we will be happy to assist you in the process.   Read More

Interested in becoming a member of the Society:

Check out our membership options by choosing "Apply for a Society Membership" under the "Become a Member" menu on this website, or call our office at 403-287-3469 during regular business hours.

In need of specific answers about a plant, garden, etc.:

Try these suggestions:
* Try the "Ask an Expert" feature under the Resources section on this website.
* Take your sample to a major Garden Centre such as Sunnyside, Greengate or Golden Acre to get their expert advice.

If you are a Society member, we encourage you to ask around in our online forum.

Giving items away:

Thank you for thinking of us.  We can't accept item donations at this time.  Perhaps you could post an ad on Kijiji.

If you are a Society member, we encourage you to ask around in our online forum.

Interested in getting recommendations about businesses:

There are so many businesses out there, we can't keep track to provide a certified recommendation. Ask a friend or neighbour for a recommendation for the business or service you need.

If you are a Society member, we do encourage you to browse our Friends of the Society and Shopping Discounts sections in the newsletter, or to ask around in our online forum.

Interested in publicity and advertising for your organization:

* Check out our newsletter advertising info by choosing "Advertise" under the "Support Us" menu on this website.
* Check out our Corporate and Affiliate membership options by choosing "Apply for a Society Membership" under the "Become a Member" menu on this website.

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