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!
Benefits to Members
Gardening resources, members-only events and shopping discounts will easily offset the cost of membership with the Calgary Horticultural Society!
- Calgary Gardening e-magazine—Receive 8 informative magazines per year with how-to articles, plant profiles and much more.
- Magazine Article Index—Search past issues by specific topic or browse at your leisure, then click the link to read the article.
- Gardeners’ Online Discussion Forum—Connect with fellow members and share gardening advice and experiences.
- Searchable Plant Database—Access descriptions of over 100 perennials, trees and shrubs that grow well in the Calgary area.
- Gardener’s Corner e-news—This notice brings seasonal information, items of interest, reminders of upcoming events and any last-minute updates right to your inbox to ensure you don’t miss a thing!
Our year-round schedule of hands-on workshops, instructional programs, guest speakers and informal talks are either free or discounted for members.
- Spring and Fall Plant Shares—Share your excess plants, seeds and bulbs with other members and exchange them for new treasures.
- Horticultural Society Garden Show—This two-day spring event is packed full with expert guest speakers, workshops and a vast array of vendor displays and items for sale. Members enjoy discounted event tickets and workshop fees.
- Garlic Fair and Growers’ Exchange—Enjoy an afternoon with live music, guest speakers and all things garlic.
- Open Gardens—Members generously open their gardens for other members to see what grows well in Calgary and get ideas for their own yards.
Don’t go shopping without your membership card! We have more than 50 businesses offering discounts from 5% to 15%.
Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities
Engage in activities with a community of fellow gardeners.
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.
Watch our Video about Membership Benefits