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Get your 50/50 Cash Raffle Ticket.

The Fall Fair 50/50 cash raffle fundraiser continues until October 6, 2022. The jackpot is over $2,500. The winner receives half the jackpot. Buy your tickets now!

Tickets are 100 tickets for $100 (sold out), 20 tickets for $50, 4 tickets for $20, and 1 ticket for $10. The winning name will be drawn on October 6. The winner will be contacted to claim their prize. 

Visit our Rafflebox page for contest details, to purchase tickets, and to watch the jackpot grow. 

The Society has been a part of our community for over 100 years. Purchasing a raffle ticket helps us offer educational opportunities, community events, resources, and much more. Thank you for your support!

The Fall Fair Saturday, September 24.

Thanks! We had a fantastic day at the Calgary Horticultural Society Fall Fair. 300 guests were counted coming through the gate. The vendors had a nice selection of garlic, produce, crafts.

Visit the Fall Fair page to see our vendors and visit their websites or social media pages. Many of them have online stores.

Annual General Meeting.

The AGM was held on Thursday (September 15) in the evening. The Society’s Board of Directors is Stacey Mar (President), Diane Altwasser (Vice President), Barb Rypien (Secretary), Chris Guilbeault (Treasurer), and Directors: Krista Lauridsen, Nicole Sagan, and Harvey Steblyk. Thank you to our members who attended online or in person. We really appreciate your support.

Fall Plant Share—Thanks!

Our Fall Plant Share was held on Saturday, September 10. Thank you to everyone who attended. We had great weather, a nice selection of plants, and a lovely morning of conversation and plant sharing.

A huge thank you to our volunteers who came early to set up, manned the tables, and then put everything away—we couldn’t have done it without your support. The Spring Plant Share will be Saturday, May 27, 2023. Watch the Society What’s Happening Calendar for other events.

Banner for Spring Plant Share 2022

Use our online tools to share plants.

If you have plants to share right now, please use our Facebook Plant Share Group or Plant Share forum.

Visit the Office.

If you have questions, need to renew your membership, or want to see the Society library stop by the office sometime between Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. We’d be happy to see you at Richmond Green Park (the location of the Society’s office, 2725 33 Avenue SW) .

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Design Your Yard…Returns in September

Two instructors and your garden dreams. The September session is set to start September 28. We are extending the workshop to four sessions as many participants have asked for more time to share their plans and ask questions about their plant selection. The fourth class is dedicated to sharing and Q&A. There is no further instruction, so it is optional. Visit the What’s Happening calendar to register.

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.


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Programs at the Society.

Did you know …
Summer program is about garden tours and discussions. What the What’s Happening calendar for Open Gardens dates, Garden Coaching, and Conversations in the Garden. These are all in-person program.

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 second edition of The Growing Journal has been printed. Call the office at 403.287.3469 to purchase ($25) your copy. 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 pick up.


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New Corporate and Affiliate Members

We are testing a new feature for our website and it is still in development. Blooms on 9th is a new corporate member. The Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage and the Foothills Orchid Society are new affiliate members. Learn more about them by visiting the Friends of the Society directory under the Membership menu.



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