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Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show April 29-30. Tickets are now available!

Spring is around the corner and so is the Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show at Spruce Meadows April 29 and 30th. The show is sponsored by greengate Garden Centre, Apple Magazine, BURNCO Landscape Centres Inc. and The City of Calgary Water Resources.

The Garden Show is a great opportunity to see what is trending, celebrate Spring and share your passion for gardening with friendsand family. The Garden Show is also the Society's largest annual fundraiser of the year and is a vital part of our programming.

Tickets make a great gift - especially with Mother's Day around the corner. Member Tickets are $15 (advance and at the door). Valid membership is required to purchase tickets at the discounted price. Non-member tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are valid for entry either Saturday, April 29 or Sunday, April 30. Children under 12 are free and there are free activities planned for children so don't leave them at home.

We invite you to join us, support us and come grow with us!

Find out more.

Members buy your specially priced tickets by clicking here:

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


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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. 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. More Details . . .

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Upcoming Workshops

Right Plant, Right Place: Selecting annuals and perennials

When: March 30 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Society

Price: $50 (Members) and $70 (non-members)

Learn the difference between annuals and perennials, flowering times, sun or shade, containers or in the ground. We will help you to make a to-do check list before purchasing plants. Click here to learn more and register.

Beauty on a Budget

New to gardening? Want some tips and tricks to increase success in your yard? Discover how to create your own stunning yard from the ground up. Sign up for these free workshops that are partnered with the City at various locations. Click here to register.


"Get the Dirt" with Jim Hole!

Alberta's Celebrity Gardener, exclusively at the Garden Show! Join Jim Hole for a breakfast and chat on Sunday, April 30, at  8:30 am. Only limited tickets will be sold. This is a Members' only event.  Click here to purchase your tickets.


Looking for a Gift for that gardener in your life?

How about a membership to the Society! Connect members to a great community enjoying discounts, share plants, tips and tricks and above all have fun. Click here to purchase your membership.

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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