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It’s Back—Our YardSmart Gardening Contest!

Share a photo of your favourite YardSmart gardening practice and entered our contest. We would like you to share something that you do and would recommend to a neighbour. It could be a water-wise plants that you grow, how you use and collect rain water, your rain garden, or dry creek bed. Maybe you have blended your grass with clover or replaced it with sedum, mulch, or aggregate.

Use the form below to submit your photo, tell us why you recommend this YardSmart option, and enter to win a prize. There will be three chances to win this summer.

The winner of each of the three draws will win a $25 garden centre gift card and a copy of the Society’s The Growing Journal. You may only enter the draw once during each draw period. You can only win once during this contest. Please note that you must be willing to pick up the prize from the Society’s office (2725 33 Avenue SW  Calgary in Richmond Green Park). We cannot mail the garden journal.

Draws will be made on August 3, for entries received between July 1 and 31; September 5 for entries received between August 1 and 31; and September 26 for entries received between September 1 and 22. The winners will be announced on this page and in our Gardeners’ Corner e-news.

If the winner does not collect their prize by November 1, 2023, it will be forfeited and returned to the Society.


July: Renee C.

August: Petra L.

September: Brendan N.

The Society will use the information gathered from the contest submissions to help with program planning and water-wise gardening awareness. Want to learn more about creating a water-wise garden? Then download the Install a YardSmart Garden Bed design guides created by the Society in partnership with the City of Calgary posted under Resources/Gardening on our website. The guides, and additional YardSmart information, are also available on The City’s website

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