Membership Gives …

Gardening makes us better people. We nurture the soil, grow plants, and share our bounty. We gain benefits of well-being, giving back to the environment, and creating places of beauty for our family, friends, and neighbours. A Society membership helps you do this and offers:

12 months of garden learning, member connections, classes, and events
11 Q&A programs engaging experts to answer your indoor and outdoor gardening questions
10% discount (or more); membership = savings
9 months of indoor learning
8 Member Talks and 8 issues of Calgary Gardening magazine
7 approaches to learning for all gardeners: hands-on, Zoom online, video on demand, make-and-take, question and answer, hybrid video and instructor led, and tours
6 gardening umbrellas to tap your interests: planning, flora, fauna, soil, creative, and harvest
5 Open Gardens tour dates; see what grows in Calgary
4 months of in-the-garden activities
3 ways to share plants and seeds: in-person Plant Shares, Facebook Plant Share Group, and Members’ Forum Plant Share topic
2 key signature events for learning, networking, and connecting our gardening community
1 Bring a Friend! Share your member and gardening experience and learn together

Throughout the year, the Society grows membership value. Memberships are only $55/yr ($35 for seniors). 

Support Calgary’s gardening community and join one of the largest gardening associations in North America. 

Enjoy members-only benefits and discounts, and connect with your fellow gardeners at our events and workshops and through many volunteer opportunities. 

There are many opportunities to share your knowledge too! 

Join us!

Benefits to Members

Gardening resources, members-only events and shopping discounts will easily offset the cost of membership with the Calgary Horticultural Society! 

Bring a Friend

Bring a friend at member pricing to any workshop, class, or event. Members can register a non-member companion and pay member pricing (savings of at least 10% from non-member pricing) or bring a non-member guest to free member events, such as Open Gardens.


Calgary Gardening e-Magazine and Article Index

Receive eight informative magazines per year with how-to articles, plant profiles, and much more. Use the A-Z Index to find articles in past issues and click links to read articles.

Gardeners’ Online Discussion Forum

Connect with other members and share gardening advice and experiences.

Searchable Plant Library

Access descriptions of over 100 perennials, trees, and shrubs that grow well in the Calgary area.

Demonstration and Teaching Garden

Visit our garden to see what grows well in this climate, or join us here for hands-on learning.


have a great selection of books and magazines for you to borrow or to browse at the Society office.

Learning Opportunities

Our year-round schedule includes hands-on workshops, instructional programs, guest speakers, and informal talks; most are free or discounted for members.


Spring and Fall Plant Shares

Share your excess plants, seeds, and bulbs and exchange for new treasures.

Signature Events Twice a Year

These events are dedicated to gardening in the Calgary area. Growers, gardeners, horticulturists, and expert guest speakers share their knowledge. The events may include demonstrations, workshops, and a marketplace.

Open Gardens

Members generously open their gardens for other members to see what grows well in Calgary and to get ideas for their own yards.

Shopping Discounts

Don’t go shopping without your membership card! We have more than 50 businesses offering discounts from 5% to 15% to Society members.

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities

Engage in activities with a community of fellow gardeners and reap the rewards.

Watch our Video about Membership Benefits

Join Us! Become a member. Purchase a membership online.

Benefits to Discounters

  • Reach over 4,000 gardeners. Your business name and contact information is advertised in our member e-Magazine, Calgary Gardening.
  • Your business name and contact information is listed on our website.
  • The Society runs periodic features of discounters in our e-Magazine or on our website.

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