Local garden events and news
Calgary Horticultural Society Events Bus Tour 2017: Garden Visit Sunday, July 9
Garden visit to Ellis Bird Farm in Red Deer and the Trochu Arboretum. Bus departs from CHS office (208 – 50 Ave. S.W.) at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. Cost: $60 for members, $80 for non-members. Register early as space is limited.
Conversations in the Garden Wednesday, July 12 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feel like talking about gardening? Join the Calgary Horticultural Society in their garden for a relaxing evening and a conversation with a horticultural expert. Bring your own lawn chair, love of gardening and specific questions. The conversation will also cover what is happening at that particular time in the garden and what tasks need to be done. Talks will take place rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
Growing Wildflowers Tuesday, July 25 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Presenter: Dr. Al Fedkenheuer (ALCLA Native Plant Restoration) Learn about the benefits of wildflowers in the urban garden. They help preserve native plant species, and attract native bees, which are important for pollination. Find out how to create interest in your garden while attracting butterflies, bees and birds throughout the summer. You will assist in planting a demonstration wildflower garden in the Society garden.
EHS Garden Tour Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy Beautiful Gardens at the EHS Annual Garden Tour! The most popular event of the year and the perfect way to spend a summer weekend in July. Tour some of the Edmonton area’s best gardens, chat with their gardeners and get design and planting ideas. Each year’s tour is self-guided. Your ticket will include the gardens, their addresses with driving directions, and a brief description of what makes each garden special. Each garden has its own particular charm and features. Many are award-winning. Start where you choose and proceed at your own pace. The tour goes rain or shine. Get your tickets early as this event sells out every year. Tickets are available at Apache Seeds, Arch Greenhouses, Cheyenne Tree Farms, Classic Landscapes, Ellerslie Gift and Garden, Greenland Garden Centre, Kulman’s Greenhouse, Millcreek Nurseries, Salisbury Greenhouse, Sunstar Nurseries, The Wildbird General Store, Wildbirds Unlimited, and Zocalo and online at edmontonhort.com.
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The EHS website calendar has the latest news and events, and includes postings from the Gardening Community. Join EHS Facebook: Gardening –Edmonton Horticultural Society
Annual lily show Saturday, July 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Greenland Garden Centre 23108 Hwy 16 Sherwood Park, AB