May 2, 2021 by Briana Hamilton
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!
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.
A small home based business in Airdrie AB; focused on house plant and garden decor. Custom orders or local markets, they’re here to help bring a bit of life inside and out.
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’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!
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.
IncrediGrow Garden Centre is Calgary’s premier indoor gardening boutique specializing in hydroponics, aeroponcis, aquaponics, and various other gardening techniques and supplies.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over time, the family-owned Farm has continued to expand from humble beginnings to the current amazing expanse of gorgeous landscapes and buildings. Today, you will find multiple greenhouses full of plants and flowers, a beautiful old-fashioned street with unique gift shops full of eclectic treasures, a restaurant with an outdoor patio, a seasonal Farmer’s Market with local and organic veggies, an annual U-Pick for berry-picking, and so much more.
Do you know of any other locally owned shops in the Calgary area? We’d love to keep this list growing.
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Being an avid outdoor explorer (with an adventure bug that just won't quit biting), Briana is sharing experiences and tips to inspire others to get outdoors.