Plant & Garlic Share

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Plant Shares


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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.

Plant Hands

Let's Look 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 tallying.
  • 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 questions.  
  • 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 event.


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 process.
Also, please review Alberta's Invasive Plant Council's  plant list.
Any plants brought that appear on this list will be turned away.  
Click here to download / view the complete list (with photos) of  prohibited/noxious weeds in Alberta

 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.

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