2019 greengate events - JOIN US in the greenhouse!

TOMATO GROWING for the Northern Gardener - Workshop

Sat. April 6th - 12pm till 3pm

Hosted by The Urban Farm School and greengate Garden Centres

Mortgage Lifter. Pineapple. Matt's Wild. Bloody Butcher. Green Zebra. The list of amazing tomato varieties goes on and on and on, proving that the tomato is one of the most popular, and for some, challenging fruits to grow.

And maybe that's exactly why we love to grow tomatoes- the long wait for the heat of summer, the sweet thrill of success, and the joy of finally biting into a luscious, ripe love apple as the juices run down our chins! If you LOVE tomatoes, this workshop is for you! Having been a pro tomato grower for Hotchkiss Organic Produce, I can provide you with some expert growing tips and tried-and-true tactics to maximize your tomato-growing (and tasting!) experience, AND I'll share with you my list of favorite short-season varieties and reliable producers. I want you to come away with the confidence that you absolutely CAN grow the most awesome tomatoes in our northern climate, even WITHOUT a greenhouse! Totally tomato-licious!

Instructor: The Urban Farm School

Location: greengate Garden Centres

Cost: is $46.

Purchase tickets on-line through Eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.ca

CONTAINER GROWING for Small Space Gardening - Workshop

Sat. April 13th - 11am till 2pm

Hosted by The Urban Farm School and greengate Garden Centres

Not everyone has a personal plot of land on which to grow their vegetables.

In fact, growing in containers, whether that's on your balcony, patio or outside your front door, is rapidly gaining popularity as a way for urbanites to grow healthy food that's literally within reach! In order to successfully garden in containers, however, it's important to understand how to manage your soil and growing strategies to guarantee a good yield. In this workshop we will explore various container options, which soil mixtures work (and which don't) and various watering strategies that work well for container gardening. We'll also discuss which kindS of vegetables do well in containers, and how to keep them happy and healthy!

Instructor: The Urban Farm School

Location: greengate Garden Centres

Cost: is $46.

Purchase tickets: on-line through Eventbrite here: www.eventbrite.ca

greengate Garden Centres Expo 2019

Sat. May 4th - 9am till 9pm

Hosted by greengate

It's our Annual Kick Off to Spring here at greengate Garden Centres. Along with offering some great savings, we bring in our partners and gardening experts to be on hand to help you with your gardening needs.

From across Canada and the United States gardening experts are here to help you get the most out of your gardening dollars with tips, tricks and product support.

Of course, all of our friendly greengate staff will be on deck to answer your gardening questions too. So, come on in and enjoy our event, save a few dollars and get your 2018 garden off to the best start ever!

Stihl Demo Days!

Once a year we can offer 10% off gas or battery powered equipment. See us May 4th for this once a year savings event. Discounts applied to power equipment only. Hosted by John Welsh, Regional Sales Manager Stihl, Canada, and Greg Quigg, President of Stihl Canada Ltd.


*Scan and Save discount does not apply to Stihl, Traeger, Big Green Egg products or Collectibles.

The Calgary Horticultural Society is excited to announce big changes for the 2019 Garden Show!

May 4th & 5th - 2019

Hosted by The Calgary Horticultural Society and greengate

The Garden Show is moving! Our new venue is the Max Bell Centre, which is centrally located, convenient to the LRT and includes free parking.

The Max Bell Centre provides ample space for our exhibitors as well as new educational opportunities and expanded children's activities. The Calgary Horticultural Society Garden Show will continue to be the event for gardeners, providing the opportunity to meet with and learn from local experts.

In 2019, the Garden Show will take place May 4 and 5. These dates bring us closer to Calgary's planting season when gardeners are looking for new inspiring ideas to create their best garden ever. Our educational talks, demos and how-tos will provide something for everyone, whether you are brand new to gardening or have years of experience behind you.

Watch our page for updates!

Cost: inforamtion coming soon.

Purchase tickets from the Calgary Hort Society website, at the show or at greengate

Mother's Day - Kids, Build a Hanger for Mom Workshop.

Sat. May 11th & Sun. May 12th - all day

Hosted by greengate.

Kids of all ages... come into greengate Garden Centres and plant Mom a FREE* (with donation) Mother's Day Plant Hanger!

Pick 3 of your favorite annuals; sun or shade loving, and plant them up for your mom to cherish all season long!

You'll find the hanger event in the greenhouse. While supplies last!

Instructor: greengate

Cost: *FREE with a donation for The Calgary Food Bank.

Calgary Food Bank & greengate Garden Centres Seed Giveaway

??? 10am till noon

Hosted by The Calgary Food Bank and greengate

Grow-a-Row for the Calgary Food Bank this garden season!

greengate Garden Centres want to help you get started growing a row for The Calgary Food Bank with free seeds* in exchange for a non-perishable food donation for The Calgary Food Bank. Look for the Calgary Food Bank truck in the parking lot on Saturday, May 11th starting at 10 am to 12pm. Every row makes a difference!

*While quantities last. Seed variety dependent on the number of participants.

Cost: is FREE with a food donation.

Big Green Egg Day @ greengate

Sat. June 8th - 10am till 2pm

Hosted by The BGE team and greengate

Join the Big Green Eggspert team and greengate Garden Centres' Derrik Telford Saturday, June 8th 10 am - 2 pm here at greengate Garden Centres.

Discover why the Big Green Egg is a must have! Canadians from coast to coast have been enjoying the Ultimate Cooking Experience for over ten years. Regardless of the weather conditions, the Big Green Egg is guaranteed to meet your expectations and provide meals for a lifetime. All Big Green Eggs and accessories are stocked in Canada and carry a Canadian service warranty.

Enjoy tasty samples and learn the advantages that a Big Green Egg can add to your BBQ talents. Enjoy special pricing during the event just in time for Father's Day.

Instructor: The GGE team and greengate's own BBQ guru - Derrik Telford

Cost: FREE.

Calgary's Best Stampede Breakfast!
(and we're not just saying that, we're doing it again!)

Sat. July 13th - 9am till noon

Hosted by greengate and Canadian Western Bank

When the Calgary Stampede rolls into town you want to make sure you're well fed and properly fueled for the long days of playing cowboy -- that's where the importance of the Stampede breakfast comes into play. Those flapjacks, ham, hash browns and baked beans are just the beginning of the family fun!

Brought to you by greengate Garden Centres and Canadian Western Bank. Enjoy The Deputies, entertainers and breakfast.

Cost: FREE.

HORT NIGHT Wine and Cheese @ greengate

Sat. Aug. 17th - 6:30pm till 9pm

Hosted by The Calgary Horticultural Society and greengate

Calgary Horticultural Society members can enjoy food and drink plus get a *25% discount on purchases.

If you don't yet have a membership, drop by our customer service desk prior to the event and we will be happy to sign you up! There are so many great reasons to become a member of one of Canada's oldest and most active gardening groups. Since 1908, the Society has planned events to educate, promote, and encourage gardening in the Calgary area. They offer a variety of programs, workshops, bus tours and events throughout the year.

Greengate is a generous supporter of the Calgary Horticultural Society (CHS). The Calgary Horticultural Society is a charity dedicated to cultivating Calgary's gardening community. A network of more than 100 community gardens and 5,000 members makes them one of largest and most active gardening organizations in Canada. They have something for gardeners of all skill and interest levels. greengate donates to the CHS to support numerous gardening endeavours throughout Calgary.

*Sale Excludes: Stihl, Big Green Egg, Traeger and Department 56 products.

greengate's FALL SALE Event

Starts Sat. Sept. 14th

Hosted by greengate

*While quantities last.

Specials: Watch for details.

Department 56 Wine and Cheese Open House @ greengate

Fri. Nov. 1st - 6:30pm till 9pm

Hosted by greengate

Bring a friend and immerse yourself in Department 56 glory. We are a Platinum Key dealer!

Check out the Department 56 specials and door prizes while sipping wine and nibbling fine cheese... who can ask for more!!!

Please check back again - fresh event information added regularly

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