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Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show April 29-30. Tickets are now available!

Spring is around the corner and so is the Calgary Horticultural Society's Garden Show at Spruce Meadows on April 29 and 30. The show is sponsored by greengate Garden Centre, Apple Magazine, BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. and the City of Calgary Water Resources.

When: April 29 - 30, 2017 from 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

Tickets on sale

$15 for members

$18 for non-members in advance

$20 at the door and children under 12 years of age are free

We invite you to join us, support us and come grow with us!

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Members buy your specially priced tickets by clicking here:

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


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Upcoming Workshops

Right Plant, Right Place: Choosing Trees and Shrubs

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7 PM - 9 PM

Members: $50; Non-members: $70

Learn how to choose the right trees and shrubs for your garden. Click here to learn more and register.

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.  

What's new at the Garden Show this year?

 Food Truck

This year we are introducing food trucks to the show. Come on down and kindle your taste buds with Yummy Yogis and Taiko Tacos

You can ride with us to the Garden Show!

Bus Tour

A bus service from Somerset-Bridlewood LRT station to Spruce Meadows has been arranged for both days, April 29 and 30. Buses will run from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. They will leave from the LRT station on the half hour, and from Spruce Meadows on the hour. Fare is by donation to cover the costs. 


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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