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2023 Calendars—Get Yours!

The Society’s 2023 calendar is still available. Come by the office to get yours! Calendars are only $15 each. You can also purchase them over the phone, pay for shipping (an additional $5), and have one mailed to you.

Email office@calhort.org, call 403.287.3469, or come by to buy a copy. The calendars are filled with information about what can grow in Calgary gardens. The photos and tips were contributed by members of our gardening community.


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Think Spring! Tickets are Available!

Tickets are now available. See Think Spring! 2023 under the What’s Happening menu for more information. Visit the Zoom Event for speaker information and purchase a ticket.

John Forti is the Keynote Speaker


Gifts for Gardeners.

The Society’s December Member Talk was about gift ideas for gardeners. A wide array of ideas were proposed from a big dream for a skid steer to sharing your time by helping a relative or friend in their garden. For a list of ideas, see the Gifts for Gardeners page under the What’s Happening menu.

Society Membership

Gardening makes us better people. We nurture the soil, grow plants, and share our bounty. We gain benefits of well-being, giving back to the environment, and creating places of beauty for our family, friends, and neighbours. A Society membership helps you do this and offers:

12 months of garden learning, member connections, classes, and events
11 Q&A programs engaging experts to answer your indoor and outdoor gardening questions
10% discount (or more); membership = savings
9 months of indoor learning
8 Member Talks and 8 issues of Calgary Gardening magazine
7 approaches to learning for all gardeners: hands-on, Zoom online, video on demand, make-and-take, question and answer, hybrid video and instructor led, and tours
6 gardening umbrellas to tap your interests: planning, flora, fauna, soil, creative, and harvest
5 Open Gardens tour dates; see what grows in Calgary
4 months of in-the-garden activities
3 ways to share plants and seeds: in-person Plant Shares, Facebook Plant Share Group, and Members’ Forum Plant Share topic
2 key signature events for learning, networking, and connecting our gardening community
1 Bring a Friend! Share your member and gardening experience and learn together

Throughout the year, the Society grows membership value. Share your love of gardening by purchasing a Society membership. Memberships are only $55/yr ($35 for seniors). 


Help us grow our gardening community. Visit Membership on the Society’s website for more information or to purchase a membership. You can also purchase gift memberships by calling the office (403.287.3469) and speaking with Gail.


New Corporate and Affiliate Members

When we have new corporate or affiliate they will be listed here. If the spot does not have a name, then we have not recruited a new member. Learn more about them by visiting the Friends of the Society directory under the Membership menu.




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Winter Programs.

What does a gardening do during the winter months? Learn and grow! See the What’s Happening calendar for details.

Use our online tools to share plants.

Our online plant sharing tools are available for use year-round. If you have plants or seeds to share, please use our Facebook Plant Share Group or Plant Share forum.

Visit the Office.

Please call 403.287.3469 before coming to the office to confirm that the office is open. The Richmond Green building requires maintenance repairs and will have intermittent closures while work is conducted. If you have questions or need to renew your membership, please email office@calhort.org and include your phone number. Gail contact you to provide assistance.

Tips for Using Compost


Design Your Yard…Returns in February 2023

Two instructors and your garden dreams. For 2023, w 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. 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.


Watch our Design Your Yard Ad


Programs at the Society.

Did you know …
Winter program are about developing growing skills, engaging with other gardeners, and having some fun together. See the What’s Happening calendar for information about classes. We have in-person and online offerings.

NEW! We have a new on-demand course: Seed Starting On Demand Series. Learn which seeds to start when and how to take care of your seedlings. There’s four to five months until we start outdoor planting. Learn more.

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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