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Design your yard

Not sure what to do with your new yard? Need to reimagine your mature yard? Learn how to create a well-thought-out, functional yard in this multi-day workshop. Homeowners will work on scale layouts of their own properties and complete step-by-step tasks to create a design that meets their needs.

Participants will learn:

  • How to work through the process to develop a yard design
  • How to apply basic design principles and techniques for creating a beautiful, environmentally responsible, functional yard
  • Basic graphic skills and plant knowledge
  • How to calculate volumes of soil and mulch using online calculators and how to access available resources in the community (such as free compost from the City)
  • Best practices for irrigation of their yard
  • How to select plants at a garden centre to fulfill their yard design's requirements

Participants will need:

  • Property dimensions - Real Property Report (RPP)
  • Graph paper, ruler, pencil and eraser
  • Wish list of requirements
  • Photos for your wish list

Session 1 - Design Your Yard

Dates: Thursday, May 9, May 16, May 23

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

Cost: $100.00 + G.S.T.

Location: Mahogany Beach Club, 29 Masters Park SE

To register visit 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.