Plant & Garlic Share
Look what is coming up
Spring- Saturday May
28 - 9:30 - until we are done.
Fall- Saturday September 10
- 9:30 - until we are done.
Where: 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.
at How the Plant Shares Work
- Dig up a selection of your extra plants (about 5 inch pot
size). Plants that are too big are difficult to handle and those
that are too small often do not transfer well.
- Bag or pot your contributions and bring them in between
9:30 - 10.00 amfor identification, labeling and
- Please remember, plants must be in good condition, plants that
are not in good condition will not be accepted.
- Using a lottery system, numbers are called and the
plant sharing begins between 10:30 -11:00 am and runs until
the plants run out.
- Plant advisors will be on hand to answer
- Plants can be purchased for $3 each.
The success of the Plant Share depends on plants and
participation. If you've never participated before, plan on
attending! Bring a fellow gardening friend along to join in the
To carefully label all your plants (common name, mature
height, colour) PRIOR to arriving, this helps speed up the check-in
process. Plant advisors will assist in the identification
Any plants brought that appear on this list will be turned
to download / view the complete
list (with photos) of prohibited/noxious weeds in
Join and GoThe Plant Share is a Society
member event, non-members can join in the fun for $10 at the
cashier or can join in for free by purchasing a Society membership
at the office prior to or on the morning of the event. Visit
the Membership area of this web site to
find out more about Membership Benefits and to sign up.
Members bring your up-to-date membership card, as there will be
special benefits available for members.