Planting and gardening season is finally here! We could rave about the therapeutic benefits associated with getting your hands in some dirt and bringing life into your home and backyard, but that’s a discussion for a different day. Instead, we’ve compiled a list of local shops, businesses and vendors who can help turn your thumbs a little greener this year.
These shops are local to the Calgary area and are operated by the most knowledgable and plant-loving yahoos in the city.
Floraworx’s ambition is to share their passion for all things green and provide local customers with a unique variety of plants, greens and garden wares.
They specialize in custom created arrangements available Spring through Winter. Let them help you embrace each season with a professionally designed container arrangement or the tools, advice and inspiration to create your own!
Address: #1, 3131 – 68th Street NW (Calgary)
The Little Nell Garden Shop
A unique Garden Shop open in Marda Loop for a limited time. Succulents, tropicals, annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, soils, and much more!
Address: 2015 33rd Avenue SW (Calgary)
Plant It Modern
They’re happy to share their unique plants and gifts with you. From rare exotics to classic succulents, Plant It Modern is a fresh experience for green thumbs and plant-newbies alike.
Address: 640740 – 338 Avenue E (Okotoks)
YYC Plant House
Pacho’s Plants hand make succulent plant pots using concrete. Pacho is their pup (aka the boss), & is constantly involved in the quality control of the product. Contact them to make an order; and follow them on social media to keep up to date on their market appearances.
The Plant Place
The Plant Place’s goal is to help educate people on what plant options are best for them and their lifestyle! The owner explains how she wasn’t always good with plants and she still kills stuff – but that’s okay because she learns the types of plants that work better for her and her crazy schedule. She’s a huge believer that everyone deserves to have plants in their life!
Address: 324 3rd Street (Cochrane)
Chelsie's Gardening Soil-utions
Chelsie’s Garden SOIL-utions, is a garden maintenance and design company that offers organic solutions and products to home owners who need help beautifying their outdoor space.
Chelsie’s passion for happiness and health from the ground up has led her to share her wealth of knowledge by promoting wholesome organic practices through demonstrating key techniques and providing educational programs and workshops.
Plant Shop believes that everyone could bring a little more of the outside in. Their goal is to bring plants to you in a beautiful and contemporary way. They are born and raised on the prairies, so they know how important it is to bring something living into homes or offices during the off season, when the weather may not be cooperating outside.
They also provide workshops in their shop. From bee house building to terrarium making, each workshop is hands-on and you get to walk away with something you created, along with some new skills to impress your family and friends.
Address: 1327 – 9th Avenue SE (Calgary)
Carrot and Coyote
Nursery – Garden Market – Homestead
Locally grown goodness! They have community garden plot rentals available, fresh produce and gardening supplies for sale, and much more!
Their mission is to provide people with the knowledge, skills and equipment to live a more fulfilling life by getting back to the way our grandparents lived!
Address: 10135 TWP 264 (Rocky View County)
Spruce It Up!
Address: 159 – 210 Avenue SW (Calgary)
The Sunroom Plantshop Inc.
Online plant shop and mobile greenhouse operating out of a converted school bus selling houseplants and accessories at markets across Calgary. Their goal: to spread my knowledge and passion throughout Calgary and area, contributing to a community of happy shoppers with the confidence to help their plants thrive.
Golden Acre Home & Garden
Launched originally as a small nursery in 1967, the company has grown to be one of the largest Home & Garden stores in Canada. Golden Acre has been inspiring generations of gardeners by being a true gardener’s mecca. The garden center carry’s over 40,000 various plants and gardening products and offers a variety of professional services.
Address: 670 Goddard Avenue NE (Calgary)
Blue Grass Nursery
Through their commitment to great service and quality plant material, Blue Grass has grown from a small family business to one of Alberta’s largest tree and sod producers. Blue Grass remains a family operation, and the tradition will continue for generations to come. For them, there is no better investment in the future than to plant a tree for our children and theirs.
Address: 260130B Writing Creek Crescent (Rocky View County)
Spark + Bloom
Best friends merged their passions, because together they are magic, together they are Spark + Bloom. Enjoy their beautifully hand crafted flower and crystal embedded candles, or their plant hangers and covers (and fill them with some of their plants while you’re at it!) Based out of Airdrie.
Their promise to you is to provide unique, high quality products to improve your home and garden at reasonable prices. They pride themselves on carrying items that cannot be found at big box stores.
They have learned and grown together over the past 20 years and thank all their loyal customers and welcome their new customers to Garden Retreat.
Address: 6510 1A Street SW (Calgary)
Wild Orchid YYC believes in the power of flowers and how they can brighten someone’s day or breathe life into an otherwise empty space. They are the flower experts. Wild Orchid is a local family owned business and we have been serving Calgary the best flowers Colombia has to offer for over 15 years. They believe in creating special moments – whether it’s $10 or $100, they will find something that suits your needs.
Address: #164, 250 6th Avenue SW (Calgary)
Your friendly neighbourhood garden centre. Since opening their doors in what was once an old gas station, they have been committed to providing the best customer experience they possibly can, while still caring for their plants in an expert manner.
Address: 2408 4th Street NW (Calgary)
Cobblestone Garden Centre
Located on the east side of Calgary, they’ve been proudly serving the community for more than 15 years. Easily accessible from any quadrant of the city and outlying areas, their team of green thumbs is dedicated to helping you achieve success in your indoor and outdoor living areas.
Address: 10300 17th Avenue SE (Calgary)
Prairies to Peaks Décor
Beautiful and high quality macrame plant hangers and décor. Locally handmade in Calgary.