Calgary Herald

garden Show

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event • spring is here! Treat your senses to that burst of green we’re all craving this time of year. The Calgary Horticultu­ral society 2011 garden show runs this weekend, saturday and sunday, April 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at spruce Meadows with more than 100 booths. Tickets: $12 at the door or $10 online or at greengate garden Centre. Come out for hands-on activities for the whole family:

listen to gardening gurus like Alberta’s Jim Hole, or renegade gardener don engebretso­n

learn about growing your own herbs and vegetables

Hear about rooftop gardens, living walls, ornamental grasses and other trends

Find out about container gardening

gather the kids to build seed bombs

Construct your own butterfly house, planter or trellis

peruse the wares at more than 100 booths

For more informatio­n, go to www.calhort.org

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