It’s officially time to plant a summer garden in your backyard, start a container garden on your balcony or plan your next landscaping project. Get started by going to one of Calgary’s many garden centres to purchase plants, trees and materials, as well as learn from local gardening experts.
Located in Balzac, this family-run nursery and garden centre has you covered with its wide selection of plants, trees, gardening supplies, shrubs, sod and more. Additional offerings include residential landscaping services and $20 memberships that get you special perks.
260130B Writing Creek Cres., Rocky View County, 403-226-0468, bluegrassnursery.com
You can’t miss Cobblestone Garden Centre’s big red barn, where you’ll find plenty of plants to make your indoor or outdoor space a little greener this year. Along with a free rewards club, the centre offers a wide variety of plants and trees, tools, fertilizers, giftware and more.
10300 17 Ave. S.E., 403-273-4760, cobblestonegarden.ca
Look for this garden centre just off of Macleod and Glenmore Trail near the Chinook LRT station. Once there, you’ll find a wide range of items including indoor and outdoor plants, gardening supplies and bulbs. The experienced team at Garden Retreat, which has been around since 1991, can even help you with a greenhouse or sauna if you’re looking for a more ambitious backyard transformation this year.
6510 1A St. S.W., 403-255-7097, gardenretreat.ca
Glow Gardens’ Calgary pop-up locations are back with a range of potted annuals, hanging baskets, outdoor potted vegetables, shrubs, trees and other plants. Head to one of the four locations to glow up your garden this spring.
Multiple locations, alberta.glowgardencentre.com
With more than 50 years in business behind it, Golden Acre is known for its wide selection of gardening products and knowledgeable team. The centre has more than 40,000 products at its fingertips, making it a one-stop-shop for trees, annuals, perennials, seeds, fertilizers, landscaping products and more. You can also spice up your outdoor space with its selection of outdoor furniture, planters and garden accents.
620 Goddard Ave. N.E., 403-274-4286, goldenacre.ca
Visit this garden centre located just off Macleod Trail S.E. for herb plants, gardening kits, fertilizer, sod, trees, watering accessories and much more. Before you go, take a virtual tour of the facility and check out its online resources for information about everything from composting to planting perennials.
14111 Macleod Tr. S., 403-256-1212, greengate.ca
Located inside of a former gas station in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, this garden centre has been supplying Calgarians with flowers, vegetables, hanging baskets, planters, trees, seeds and bird baths for more than two decades. You can visit the garden centre any day of the week.
2408 4 St. N.W., 403-277-4769, plantationgardencentre.ca
Take care of your landscaping, tree and planting needs at Spruce It Up Garden Centre, which is home to a 15,000-square-foot greenhouse and 4,000-square-foot retail showroom. If you want to learn more about a specific type of plant or figure out what types may be the best fit for your yard, the centre has a handy Plant Finder database to help get you on the right track. Contact Spruce It Up for current plant inventory.
159, 210 Ave. S.W., 403-201-7525, calgarysgardencentre.com