TUESDAY, JULY 07, 2015

Speaker: July 2015

July 27

Book Launch: Why Grow Here by Kathryn Merrett

with Kathryn Merrett
What role has gardening played in the evolution of Edmonton as it has grown from a nineteenth century fur trading post to a twenty-first century urban agglomeration? What role has gardening played in the lives of immigrants as they work to make Canada their home? What role has the Edmonton Horticultural Society played in the city’s gardening history? Come to hear Kathryn Chase Merrett talk about the gardens, garden organizations and gardening movements as well as the city beautification advocates, entrepreneurs, plant hybridists and others whose ...

The EHS Garden Competition

Our Annual Garden Competition exemplifies our commitment to gardeners and gardening in the greater Edmonton area. Through a congenial "test of the best" we aim to promote excellence in gardening, good horticultural practices, and a sense of pride in accomplishment.
Grow, Learn and Win
The Competition is a great way to grow as a gardener. Just being in the Competition can be rewarding. Judges provide an assessment based on scoring criteria and comments for improving your score and your garden.
An Entry Class for Everyone
Entry classes range from complete yards to features such as water gardens, containers, ...

Garden Tour

Come Enjoy Beautiful Gardens Every Summer

The EHS Annual Garden Tour is the most popular event of our year and the perfect way to spend a summer weekend in July.

Tour some of the Edmonton area’s best gardens
Chat with their gardeners
Learn what grows here
Get design and planting ideas
Soak up the beauty

Each year's tour is self-guided. Your ticket will include the gardens, their addresses with driving directions, and a brief description of what makes each garden special. Start where you choose and proceed at your own pace. The tour goes rain or shine. We ...

May Volunteer of the Month - Bert Yeudall

Bert Yeudall is a man of strength and wonder! Only a couple of years ago, Bert had a major health challenge, but true to the “power of life” and with the support of his wife, Bernie, and friends, he overcame. Now Bert is a force to be reckoned with.

You may recognize Bert at every member’s meeting, introducing the speaker for the evening. He has been a integral part of the Speakers Committee for the last 2 years. Well done, Bert! We have enjoyed the selection of speakers you and the committee have procured.

Bert and Bernie have been ...

Front Yards in Bloom – 2015 Judge Training Sessions  

Do you love looking at great gardens in your community? Have a spare couple hours in the first couple of weeks of July after July 4th? Perhaps you could do this at the same time as you are walking around your neighbourhood with a friend or your dog? Want to learn more about how to become a judge for Front Yards in Bloom? Don’t have a clue about what to look for in a great garden?

Attend one of the following judge training sessions for Front Yards in Bloom. Prior horticultural experience or knowledge NOT required. Just have a love for ...

Garden Maintenance Workshop Series

Spring, Summer and Fall Garden Maintenance with Kevin Napora*

Part I: Garden Maintenance: Welcome Spring!

Sunday, April 12, 2015  2-4:30 pm, at the EHS Office, 10746 – 178 St, Edmonton
We are inundated with images of serene and happy gardeners laughing and enjoying a sip of lemonade in their pristine gardens. Yet so often the reality for us is foot-high Canada thistle and bouquets of dandelions. This first of a three-part workshop series will take us week by week through the important tasks in getting the garden up and running. This Spring session will cover early pruning, lawn ...

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Common Tansy

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