Semi-Annual Plant Share & Garlic Bulb Drop Off
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - Intake between 9 - 9:45am,
sharing begins at 10am
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Intake between 9 - 9:45am,
sharing begins at 10am
Where: the field west of the Calgary Horticultural
Society office located at 208 - 50 Ave. SW Calgary
What is it all about?
The Society hosts two plant shares a year in the
fall and spring. The objective of this event is for
Society members to share excess plant material with other members
and provide information about plants, their cultures and habits.
Plant advisors are on hand to answer questions and help them find
the right plant for the right location in your garden. Gardeners
bring in their excess plants to share and plants can be purchased
for $3.00 each.
In order to better serve our members, this will once again be a
members' only event. Please make sure your membership is up to date
prior to the event and be sure to bring your membership card with
How the Plant Shares Work
- Dig up a selection of your extra plants (about 5 inch pot
size). Plants that are too big are difficult to handle and those
that are too small often do not transfer well.
- Bag or pot your contributions and bring them in
between 9:00 - 9:45 am for identification,
labeling and tallying.
- Please remember, plants must be in good condition, plants that
are not in good condition will not be accepted.
- Using a lottery system, numbers are called and
the plant sharing begins at 10:00am and runs until the
plants run out.
- Plant advisors will be on hand to answer
- Plants can be purchased for $3 each.
The success of the Plant Share depends on plants and
participation. If you've never participated before, plan on
attending! Bring a fellow gardening friend along to join in the
To carefully label all your plants (common name, mature height,
colour) PRIOR to arriving, this helps speed up the check-in
process. Plant advisors will assist in the identification
Also, please review Alberta's Invasive Plant
Council's website for information regarding invasive
species. Any plants brought that appear on this list will be
Click here to download / view the
complete list (with photos) of prohibited/noxious weeds in
Garlic Drop Off
Garlic growers who have participated in the Garlic Venture
between 2013-2016 and who would like to join the Co-operative this
year are able to drop off their 3 cured garlic bulbs in the
teaching garden located behind the office between 9:00AM -
Previous participants will need to purchase a share in the Co-op
for $10.00 in order to continue to participate and become a member.
Each share includes 2 garlic bulbs of a new variety plus metal
The Co-operative is in its' infancy and there will be
opportunities throughout the year for Co-op members to connect and
learn more about garlic.
Please ensure your garlic is in a paper bag LABELLED with your
name, contact information, and name of the variety of garlic.