Do you have Gardening Questions?

The Society receives many gardening questions. These pages were created to share answers to some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Get your Calgary gardening help here.


Gardening Tips


Fruit and Vegetables


Garden Diseases and Pests


Grow or Throw


Tree and Shrubs Tips


Tree Diseases and Pests

Thank you to our volunteer Renee Watson for researching and providing answers to many of these Gardening FAQs.


If you don’t find your answer posted, try one of these options:


Ask an Expert

If you are a member of the Society, you can use the member Ask an Expert service. The Ask an Expert service is available to Society members year-round. You can find Ask an Expert by logging into the Members Only section of the website.

Not a member of the Society, consider joining. There are many benefits to being a member. Join the Society.


Tea for Two

To help local gardeners address their gardening questions, we are asking them to join us for Tea for Two on Facebook Live and Zoom Cloud Meeting. Kath Smyth (and guests) will be available for live question and answer sessions. We welcome all gardeners to join us from 2:00 to 3:00 pm on:

  • Thursday, October 21
  • Thursday, November, 18
  • Thursday, December 16
  • Thursday, January 20
  • Thursday, February 17
  • Thursday, March 17
  • Thursday, April 21
  • Thursday, May 19

Tea for Two is free for everyone.

Non-member can join Tea for Two by visiting and following our Facebook page (@calhort) and our profile page (@Calhort Yyc). Visit the page at the date and time of the event to view the live stream. Members may join the conversation using the Zoom link posted on the Tea for Two page under the Members Only Section of the website. Members will be able to unmute and ask their questions or type them in the Zoom chat. Facebook Live participants will need to use the chat box.


Gardeners’ Corner E-news

You can also subscribe to our weekly Gardeners’ Corner e-news. It is emailed each Friday morning and includes recaps of programs, information about What’s Happening at the Society, and gardening tips.


Note: the Society does not make specific service provider or garden centre recommendations. We do recommend that you support Calgary’s local businesses. If you are looking for a place to start, visit our Friends of the Society web page. Please do your due diligence to ensure that the business best suits your requirements before hiring any service provider.

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