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Countryside Garden Centre Member Event.

See the What’s Happening calendar for details.

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Use our online tools to share plants.

Thanks for attending the Spring Plant Share on Saturday, May 28. If you still have plants to share, please use our Facebook Plant Share Group or Plant Share forum.

Visit the Office.

If you were unable to attend the Open House, stop by the office sometime between Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We’re looking forward to seeing you at Richmond Green Park (the location of the Society’s office, 2725 33 Avenue SW) .

City’s free compost program closes June 11.

Visit calgary.ca/compost for more information and to book a pick up time.


We’ve Moved.

Front door area of new Society office at Richmond Green.

Finally! The office has internet and telephone service, and the printer is running. Gail Harrison, the Society’s Administrative Assistant, and Natasha Guillot, the Executive Director, are on site at the Richmond Green  (2725 33 Avenue SW). The rest of the staff will also be spending time at the new office.

The first program hosted here (April 10) was the first in our Sunday Afternoons with the Tree Whisper, Kevin Lee series. While it was cold and only a few members attended, we’re continuing the program. The next session will be April 24. Come at 1:00 pm to have your tree care questions answered.

Plans are in the works for an Open House with the Spring Plant Share on Saturday, May 28. We’ll share those details once plans are in place. If you need to come to the office, please call Gail at 403.287.3469 or office@calhort.org and make arrangements. If you call, please leave a message so Gail can call you back.


Design Your Yard: Only two workshops left for this spring.

There are two workshops left on the schedule for this spring: May Long Weekend and May 31. You can work with the presenters in an online workshop to design the yard of your dreams. Create a yard that requires less work, is beautiful and environmentally friendly. Two people can work on the same yard design for one registration fee. Don’t delay, sign up today!




Tea for Two

At the December session of Tea for Two, Kath and her guest Joanna Tschudy talked about the things growing on their kitchen counters: sprouting, microgreens, and kitchen scraps plants to name a few. Caring for popular holiday plants was also part of the conversation. Santa popped in for a few hardy Ho, Ho, Hos, too! The next session of Tea for Two will be February 17. We hope that you’ll join us on Facebook Live or Zoom. It’s hard to believe, but Kath will be talking about reviving those stored pelargonium geraniums and taking cuttings from those kept as houseplants. Have a cup of tea, bring your questions and join Kath and her guest for a gardening conversation. See the What’s Happening calendar for details. Members can watch the past Tea for Two session from the Members Only area of the website.


Winter Growing?

Needs some ideas to help you garden throughout the winter? Check out this post from CBC’s Homestretch. The Society’s Joanna Tschudy was one of the guest.


Design Your Yard…Returns in February

Two instructors and your garden dreams. Visit the What’s Happening calendar for workshop dates and times. All the dates for the spring workshops have been scheduled. Sign up today!

Design the yard of your dreams. This is a great do it yourself project. Learn about the micro-climates, drainage and sunlight characteristics in your yard and create a plan that you can implement—in stages or one big project, with or without help! It will be beautiful, functional for you by you.

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This workshop is sponsored by the City of Calgary.


Watch our Design Your Yard Ad


Programs at the Society.

Did you know …
Fall is back to class time! The Society changes its programming for the fall and winter. Online and in-person classes are being offered each week. We also have Tea back … now called Tea for Two. It’s the Society’s online gardening conversations program with Kath Smyth. Until spring, Kath will be inviting a guest to join her live on Zoom and Facebook to chat about gardening and answer your growing questions. Watch the Gardeners’ Corner e-news and the What’s Happening calendar on calhort.org for details.

Please continue in your efforts to keep well, visit the Alberta Health Services site to get and stay informed and take precautions if you become symptomatic, stay home and call 8-1-1.


Record your plan for the new growing season in the Society’s The Growing Journal.

The Growing is Journal is almost sold out. Call the office at 403.287.3469 to purchase ($20) your copy of The Growing Journal. The Society’s journal is a terrific tool to help keep track of your planning and the activity in the garden. The pages are not dated, so you can journal at your own pace, without the stress of finishing an annual diary. It’s a great gift for a gardener on any occasion! Purchase this gardening resource and support the Society. Note: We cannot mail the journal, but you may call the office at 403.287.3469 and arrange for contactless pick up.


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