Great Gifts for Gardeners
Looking for a perfect gift for your gardener?
Purchase a Society Membership online. It’s a gift that gives throughout the year—free member talks, garden centre and workshop discounts, online resources, e-news, e-magazines and Open Gardens tours.
The Society’s 2020 calendar features photos and insights from Calgary gardeners, notes regular Society events (e.g., Member Talks), offers monthly tips and includes seed starting charts for ornamentals and edibles—a beautiful gift for a gardener and so economical at only $10. Calendars are available at greengate Garden Centres in the south (14111 Macleod Trail SW) and Golden Acre Home & Garden in the north (620 Goddard Avenue NE) until January (or until sold out). When of office reopens after the holidays, calendars may also be purchased at the Society office (208 50 Avenue SW).
The Society also has an undated gardening journal, The Growing Journal, for keeping track of what’s happening in the garden. The journal allows for daily and monthly tracking, plant database and plant log sections for recording what’s been planted in what conditions, an area to record what insects are being found and when, places to sketch, areas to capture ideas, Words of Wisdom and checklists. There’s even a pocket for storing seed packets or plant tags. It’s a great tool for an ardent gardener—and well worth the $20 investment in gardening planning.