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.

Thank you to the Society’s Master Gardener students and volunteers for helping provide content for these pages. Special thanks to Renee Watson for researching and providing answers to many of these Gardening FAQs. Thanks as well to Kelti Van Den Brink who has taken over the project from Renee.

Gardening Definitions

Gardening Tips

Fruit and Vegetables

Garden Diseases and Pests

Grow or Throw

Seasonal Plants and Décor

Tree and Shrubs Tips

Tree Diseases and Pests

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.

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.

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:

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.

Plant Share Group

If you are looking for plants or plant suggestions, Society members can join our Facebook Plant Share Group and post those questions there.

Member to Member Forum

Society Members can post questions on the member-to-member forum. There are forum topics for almost all questions—check it out.

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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