Calgary Horticultural Society
Gardening for LIfe!
To encourage gardening for the enhancement of our environment
and quality of life.
The mandate is to educate, promote and support Gardening in the
- Put the fun into gardening;
- Connect and support new and experienced gardeners;
- Promote learning and successful gardening;
- Work with our environment to minimize our
- Lead in making Calgary a city of gardening excellence.
Horticulture? What is the
connection to your Garden?
Horticulture is the art, science, technology and business
of growing plants. It includes the cultivation of food and non-food
crops such as grasses and ornamental trees and plants. It also
includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and
garden design, construction and maintenance and arboriculture.
Horticulturists apply their knowledge, skills and
technologies to grow plants. Their work involves propagation and
cultivation with the aim of improving plant growth, yields,
quality, nutritional value and resistance to insects, diseases and
environmental stresses. They work as gardeners, growers,
therapists, designers and technical advisors in the food and
non-food sector of horticulture. Many horticulturists are members
of the society.
How does horticulture - the art, science, technology and
business of growing plants - affect your garden? The climate in
Calgary is challenging. We at the society support gardener success
through education and providing advice by working with
horticulturists and experts in the community to provide help you
create a masterpiece in whatever size and shape suits you. We work
to provide the best and informed information. We are driven by the
belief that as the gardening community grows, the city's quality of
life is enhanced, and so is the environment.
The society's vision is Gardening For Life! If you think about
it, gardening is an activity that touches many aspect of life: art
and design, food and nutrition, health and wellness, urban forest
and environment, family legacies, neighbourhoods, community, and
more. Come Grow with Us and we will help you be successful!