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Design your yard


Not sure what to do with your new Yard? Need to reimagine your mature yard? This multi-day workshop can help you learn how to create a well-planned, functional yard that meets your specific needs.

Participants will review:

  • Basic design principles and techniques for creating an aesthetically pleasing, environmentally responsible, functional yard and landscape plan,
  • General plant knowledge, including how to select plants that fulfill their design's requirements and will thrive in Calgary’s unique climate,
  • Working with soil and mulch including using online calculators to determine amounts needed, and available community resources such as free compost,
  • Best practices and tools for irrigating their yard.

Participants will need:

  • Property dimensions and their Real Property Report (RPR)
  • Graph paper, ruler, pencil and eraser
  • Wish list of requirements including photos

Session 1 - Design Your NEW Yard

Dates: Monday, September 24, October 1, October 15

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $100.00 + G.S.T.

Location: Genesis Centre, 10-7555 Falconridege Blvd NE


Session 2 - Design Your MATURE Yard

Dates: Tuesday, October 16, 23, 30

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $100.00 + G.S.T.

Location: Strathcona Christie Aspen (SCA) Association, 277 Strathcona Drive SW


Session 3 - Design Your MATURE Yard

Dates: Tuesday, November 13, 23, 27

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $100.00 + G.S.T.

Location: Bankview Community Centre, 2418 17 St SW


Session 4 - Design Your NEW Yard

Dates: Monday, November 5, 19, 26

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 pm

Cost: $100.00 + G.S.T.

Location: Mahogany Beach Club, 29 Masters Park SE

To register visit calhort.org/whats-happening/classes or call the Calgary Horticultural Society office at 403-287-3469.

Workshops are sponsored by The City of Calgary, and presented by Calgary Horticultural Society.