THE CALGARY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY GARDENERS’ MARKET—Saturday, April 27, 2024

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exterior and interior images of ATCO Commons

The Calgary Horticultural Society has been dedicated to helping local gardeners be successful in Calgary’s growing environment for 116 years. The Society provides educational opportunities from talks, workshops, and courses to events. The one-day Gardeners’ Market is one of our 2024 signature events and will attract 1,500 attendees. This event brings gardeners of all experience levels together to discover what’s happening in the local world of gardening and ignites our garden season. Our exhibitors, to note a few, include garden centres, garden service suppliers, garden decor creators, gardening product providers, and specialty plant groups—it’s an event dedicated to gardening right here in Calgary. Read the details below, then apply to be an exhibitor. If connecting with gardeners is part of your world, we are interested in having you at the Gardeners’ Market. 


The market is a way to connect with Calgary’s gardeners.

  • Central location—The Commons at ATCO Park (5302 Forand Street SW) 
  • Single day event with market atmosphere 10:00 am – 4:30 pm  
  • Ignite the garden season: learn, explore, connect, and shop 
  • Event planning for 1,500 attendees 
  • Free gardening talks 
  • Main Hall Exhibitors  
  • Demo/Speaker Stage 

2024 Exhibitor Package 

Applications to exhibit at the Gardeners’ Market is open to all business and organization that view gardeners as their audience.

Limited Exhibitor Space Available  

  • 44 Table Spaces – (5’ x 7’)   
  • 11 Large Spaces – (10’ x 10’)  
  •  3 Outdoor Stalls in north parking area  

Proposed Exhibitor Floor Plan

Floor plan at The Commons ATCO Parkt
Outline of building with numbered blocks showing locations and sizes of exhibitor spaces.

EXHIBITOR PACKAGE INCLUDES 

  • Exhibitor set up April 27 from 8:00 – 9:45 am 
  • Underground Parking with elevator access  
  • Company name and booth number display on show floor map  
  • Company listing on Society event website 
  • Two complimentary Exhibitor badges for each exhibiting business/organization space rented  
  • Pre-event promotional package   
  • Opportunity to provide a door prize 
  • Opportunity to participate in the Demo/Speaker Stage Garden Series that includes a 30-minute presentation and 10-minute Q&A (note: speaker selection is at the discretion of the Calgary Horticultural Society)   
  • Exhibitors take down starts at 4:30 pm. No early take-down. 

EXHIBITOR SPACE AND RATES  

Indoor Main Hall  

  • 5’ X 7’ General Table Space: $150 plus GST  
  • 10’ X 10’ Exhibitor Space: $300 plus GST
  • 5’ X 7’ Affiliate Member Table Space: $100 plus GST  
    Note: Affiliate members are garden- or environment-related associations or non-profit organization that are members of the Calgary Horticultural Society. 

Outdoor Stall 

Outdoor stalls are available to exhibitors that exhibit or sell from a vehicle and require a display parking space (e.g., a food truck is an example)

  • $250 plus GST  
  • Add a 5’X 7′ table inside for an additional $50 plus GST  

Exhibitor Notes:  

  • Exhibitors are to provide a service or product that is of interest to gardeners
  • Product to be brought in by hand cart or carried (weight restrictions apply).
  • All signage needs to be free standing. 
  • Tablecloths or coverings and decorating your space is the exhibitor’s responsibility.
  • All floor cords must be taped down using audio-visual gaffer tape
  • Underground parking and elevator access available. 
  • Exhibitor space is not reserved until payment is received. 
  • No ATM machine at this location (advance notice will be given to attendees) 
  • Wi-Fi available (no guaranteed bandwidth) 
  • Limited booths with electricity (indicate on the booking form, access not guaranteed) 
  • Table space will be allocated on a first come first serve basis  
  • Table assignments at the discretion of the Calgary Horticultural Society 
  • Floor plan requires the approval of ATCO and is subject to change
  • The Society reserves the right to refuse an exhibitor without explanation 

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