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Online and in-person courses available

​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. You will work on scale layouts of your own property and complete step-by-step tasks to create a design that meets your needs.

You 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
  • How to access resources in the community (such as free compost from The City)
  • Best practices for irrigation in your yard
  • How to select plants at a garden centre that will fulfill your yard design requirements

You will need:

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

Online courses

These courses will be delivered online using Zoom so you can see and speak to the instructor and your classmates, making it an interactive experience.

In-person courses

These courses will be delivered in-person at various locations throughout Calgary.

  • Tuesday evenings - March/April

    Dates: March 19, 26, April 2 & 9, 2024

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

    Location: Crestmont Hall, 12400 Crestmont Blvd. S.W.

    Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society to register by Thursday, March 14, 2024.

  • Thursday evenings – March/April

    Dates: March 28, April 4, 11 & 18, 2024

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

    Location: Pine Ridge Hall - 6024 Rundlehorn Drive N.E.

    Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society to register by Friday, March 22, 2024.

  • Monday evenings – April

    Dates: April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2024

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

    Location: Canyon Meadows Community Association, #844 - 848 Cantabrian Drive S.W.

    Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society to register by Thursday, April 4, 2024.

  • Wednesday evenings – May/June

    Dates: May 15, 22, 29 & June 5, 2024

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

    Location: Dalhousie Community Association - 5432 Dalhart Rd N.W.

    Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society to register by Friday, May 10, 2024.