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What's New?

Garden Show tickets are now available!

Calgary Horticultural Society Members buy your specially priced tickets by clicking here:

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Non-members buy your regularly priced tickets by clicking below:


Celebrating Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017 with 1,000 tulips! 


We are happy to say that the Calgary Horticultural Society's Demonstration and Teaching Garden recieved a donation of 1,000 'Canada 150' tulip bulbs this fall. All were planted in October by volunteers in and around the garden. The tulip will be white with red flames and bears a striking resemblance to our Maple Leaf flag.

During sesquicentennial celebrations in spring 2017, 300,000 Canada 150 tulips will be showcased in Ottawa flower beds, and thousands more will bloom in community gardens accross Canada.

Watch our video with Colleen McCracken, click here

For a list of all recipient gardens across Canada, click here 


Looking for information about the community of gardeners in Calgary, check out our Affiliate members.

Looking for Inspiration and Knowledge?

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We provide classes and workshops to inspire your experience and knowledge of gardens and plants, from pruning and propagation to digging in the ground.  Whether you enjoy the creative hands-on or short skill building sessions, we hope you find something to suit you.  Our aim is to provide gardening sessions to suit everyone, whether you are just starting out with a garden or you are an experienced gardener looking to broaden your skills. Check them out.

 Come Grow with Us!

Are you in the Gardening BiZ ? We have your market!

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*Check out our Corporate and Affiliate membership options by choosing "Apply for a Society Membership" under the "Become a Member" menu on this website.

Thanks to the Calgary Foundation

The Calgary Foundation is generously supporting our strategic planning through a Community grant. Watch for details of the results.



Check out our Demonstration and Teaching Garden.

Grown with care by fabuous volunteers and generously supported by a grant from TD Friends of the Environment.


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Upcoming Member Talk: The Garden Diary with Kath Smyth
Tuesday, January 17: Social 6:30pm, Talk starts at 7pm

Free for members, $10 for non-members (cash only) no pre-registration required

The more one gardens, the more one learns; And the more one learns, the more one realizes how little one knows.

Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)

Gardening is an ongoing process marked by victories and challenges, experiments and surprises. Seasons come and go quickly; before you know it, the year has whizzed by in a blur, with daffodils and dahlias, spirea and kale all mingling in your memory. A gardening journal helps you keep track of what you planted, when and where you planted it, and whether or not it worked. Many people who take this stuff seriously could not live without their garden journal. What follows are just some of the many, many things keeping a garden journal can help. 

Looking for a Gift for that gardener in your life how about a membership to the Society? You will connect them with a great community. Members also enjoy discounts, share plants, know how and have fun. Add one of our special waterbottles, a workshop gift certificate or two garden show tickets and you are good to go. Contact or (403) 287-3469 to find out more.

Welcome, Gardener


Why we exist:

Carol came to Calgary, as many people do, because of work. Once settled, she started looking for things to do and ways to connect with other people. 

One day, Carol spotted a community garden from the bus on her way home. That fleeting glimpse of a well-tended veggie patch flooded her with longing and fond memories of her Grandma's garden back home. As a child, she often visited and "helped out" by sampling fresh peas in the pod, sweet raspberries and countless other home-grown treats.

Although she was living in a small condo with no yard of her own, Carol felt inspired and determined to try her own hand at gardening, satisfying that nostalgic urge to taste truly fresh-picked produce again. She searched for community gardens in Calgary online and found the Calgary Horticultural Society's website, which informed her that there was indeed a community garden not too far from her condo. She also found that the Society offered a wealth of tips and information on growing vegetables, flowers and trees in Calgary's unique climate. Read More...

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