Design Your Yard workshops

Courses now online!

​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 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

March Sundays Online

Dates: Mar 6, 13 & 20

Location: This course will be delivered online using Zoom so participants can see and speak to the instructor and classmates, making it an interactive experience

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day

How to register: Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society registration page. Registration for this workshop will close Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022

March Thursdays Online

Dates: Mar 17, 24 & 31

Location: This course will be delivered online using Zoom so participants can see and speak to the instructor and classmates, making it an interactive experience

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day

How to register: Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society registration page Registration for this workshop will close Thursday, March 10, 2022

March/April Monday Evenings

Dates: Mar 28, April 4 & 11

Location: This course will be delivered online using Zoom so participants can see and speak to the instructor and classmates, making it an interactive experience

Time: 6:30 pm to 9 p.m. each day

How to register: Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society registration page Registration for this workshop will close Monday, March 21st, 2022

April Wednesdays Online

Dates: April 13, 20 & 27

Location: This course will be delivered online using Zoom so participants can see and speak to the instructor and classmates, making it an interactive experience

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day

How to register: Registration will open soon on the Calgary Horticultural Society Event Calendar. Registration for this workshop will close Wednesday April 6, 2022

April/May Saturdays Online

Dates: April 23, 30 & May 7

Location: This course will be delivered online using Zoom so participants can see and speak to the instructor and classmates, making it an interactive experience

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day

How to register: Registration will open soon on the Calgary Horticultural Society Event Calendar. Registration for this workshop will close Saturday April 16, 2022

May Wednesdays Online

Dates: May 11, 18 & 25

Location: This course will be delivered online using Zoom so participants can see and speak to the instructor and classmates, making it an interactive experience

Time: 6:30 pm to 9 p.m. each day

How to register: Registration will open soon on the Calgary Horticultural Society Event Calendar. Registration for this workshop will close Wednesday May 4, 2022

May Long Online

Dates: May 21, 22 & 23

Location: This course will be delivered online using Zoom so participants can see and speak to the instructor and classmates, making it an interactive experience

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day

How to register: Registration will open soon on the Calgary Horticultural Society Event Calendar. Registration for this workshop will close Saturday May 14, 2022

May/June Tuesdays Online

Dates: Tuesdays May 31, June 7 & 14

Location: This course will be delivered online using Zoom so participants can see and speak to the instructor and classmates, making it an interactive experience

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day

How to register: Visit Registration will open soon on the Calgary Horticultural Society Event Calendar. Registration for this workshop will close Tuesday May 24, 2022

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