2024 Open Gardens Season

The Society is planning for in-person Open Gardens tours for 2024.

Plan to open your garden on June 2, June 23, July 7, July 21, or August 11.

Use the button below to say, “Yes, I’d like to be an Open Gardens host.”

If you have questions, contact us.


Open Gardens tours have been one of the Society’s most popular events, with each garden receiving over 100 guests during the afternoon (noon to 4:00 pm)

Gardens do not need to be perfect. They should be able to engage a visitor for at least 15 minutes
with the plant choices and arrangement, gardening methods (such as containers, type of raised beds,
water collection, irrigation methods, xeriscape, native plantings, composting, mulching, staking, hail protection, and solutions to challenges), hardscape, aesthetic, and purpose. It is okay for your garden to be a work in progress, just ensure that the description reflects what the visitor will experience.

If you are concerned about having enough to share in your garden, consider asking your neighbours to host at the same time and make it a bit of a block party! Seeing several gardens nearby makes the travel time worthwhile.

After submitting a hosting request, an Open Garden coordinator will contact you. They may request a garden visit to ensure that the garden can safely accommodate visitors and make suggestions to help ensure that you can host a successful event. Open Gardens address are published to the Members Only area of the Society’s website the week before the event and are automatically unpublished after the event ends. The event information, if available, is also published in the Society’s member magazine Calgary Gardening.

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Photos from Open Gardens

Open Gardens 2018 August 12 A Avarmenko

L Toussaint 2018-08-12

L Toussaint 2018-08-12

L Ascah 2018-08-12

C Varney 2018-08-12

V Pritchard 2018-08-12

C Langlois 2018-08-12

C Varney 2018-08-12

A Avarmenko 2018-08-12

V Pritchard 2018-08-12

L Toussaint 2018-08-12

A Singh 2018-08-12

V Pritchard 2018-08-12

V Pritchard 2018-08-12

C Langlois 2018-08-12

C Langlois 2018-08-12

L Ascah 2018-08-12

L Toussaint 2018-08-12

V Pritchard 2018-08-12

R Tiley 2018-08-12

L Toussaint 2018-08-12

L Ascah 2018-08-12

A Singh 2018-08-12

C Varney 2018-08-12

A Singh 2018-08-12

A Singh 2018-08-12

R Tiley 2018-08-12

A Avarmenko 2018-08-12

L Ascah 2018-08-12

L Ascah 2018-08-12

C Langlois 2018-08-12

R Tiley 2018-08-12

R Tiley 2018-08-12

A Singh 2018-08-12

L Ascah 2018-08-12


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