It’s spring! The air is fresh, the snow is melting, and gardening is top of mind. It’s time to start planting seeds indoors, getting the right tools for the job, and planning what your summer will have in store. Whether you’re looking for home decor and house plants in your apartment, seeds for your garden, or landscaping for a bigger job, check out these 16 Garden Centres in and around Calgary. With lots of curbside pickup options and indoor growing solutions, this is a great idea for people looking for a hobby while social distancing measures amp up.
Plantation Garden Centre
Current safety measures: Social distancing in practice, limited people allowed in at a time.; Email or phone in your order for curbside pickup
2408 4th St NW Calgary
Indoor growing, greenhouses, and a full garden supply. Check out Garden Retreat as it heats up and it’s time to start thinking seeds. Check out their post on times of year to start your seedlings.
Current safety measures: Pick up orders or delivery available.
6510 1a St SW Calgary
Golden Acre Home and Garden
Golden Acre Home and Garden offer everything you need for your garden, indoor or outdoor. They’ve been around since 1967, so you know they’ve got the knowledge. Currently offering free delivery with purchase of $100, check out their online store. They also offer full scale garden design and landscaping.
Current safety measures: Pickup orders or delivery available. Handwashing station and social distancing in store.
620 Goddard Avenue NE Calgary
Greengate Garden Centre
Spring bulbs are in, and Greengate has a great selection for indoor growing and starter kits. Check out their site for tons of information on specifics when it comes to starting seeds and growing your own food.
Current safety measures: Open for contactless shopping including self-checkout and social distancing practices. Ordering available via phone or email as well.
14111 Macleod Tr. S Calgary
Current safety measures: Sanitized curbside pickup offered for online orders, open regular hours.
#103, 7500 MacLeod Trail SE Calgary
Spruce It Up
Spruce It Up does more than seeds and pots. They boast tree pruning service, landscaping, and bulk products. Try their plant finder tool on their site for super quick answers to what’s in stock.
Current safety measures: Encouraged to use their new online store at www.siugc.ca. Offering delivery in Calgary for free with purchases over $20 or curbside pickup.
777, 210 Ave SE (Macleod Trail S & 210 Ave SE)
Cobblestone Garden Centre
With over 4 acres of greenery including trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, houseplants, and edibles, they’ve got you covered with locally grown plants. Environmentally minded, this 13 year old garden centre is sure to fill your organic and all-natural needs.
Current safety measures: Sanitize your hands before entering, social distancing rules in effect.
10300 17 Ave SE Calgary
Whether you’re just starting out, or you need some elevated advice, check out Quick Grow. They offer hydroponic, aeroponic, soilless, and indoor gardening options with 25 years of experience including master growers and two locations. Great for cannabis enthusiasts.
#1 1204 Edmonton Trail NE Calgary
4628 Macleod Trail SW Calgary
Country Gardens and Nursery
If you need hardy plants, this is your stop. With 90% of their stock grown in nursery from seed, cutting, or bareroot, these folks know what they’re doing. Give them a call if you’re looking for custom planters, hanging planters, or unique containers.
Current safety measures: Curbside pickup offered, order form is online.
24308 Lower Springbank Rd Calgary
All of your landscaping needs: sod, trees, shrubs, gravel, equipment, operators, and everything in between. Check out their Handy Cubes for easy landscaping regardless of your project size. They’ve got tools, home and garden decor, and the customer service to back it up.
Current safety measures: Call to order for curbside pickup.
260130B Writing Creek Crescent Balzac
5 Star Trees
5 Star Trees started small, then grew into large scale nursery and garden centre. Now, solely focused on specimen trees, you know that you’re getting the best quality trees in the city. Check out their tree database to see what’s in stock.
Foothills County AB T0L 0A0 (Suggestions: use a maps app to find them easily)
Current safety measures: Closed for walk-in, but they have an online store and curb side pick up.
1327 9 Ave SE Calgary
Red Barn Mercantile
Head to Okotoks to check out Red Barn Mercantile. They’ve got farmhouse and rustic decor amid succulents and deluxe hanging baskets. Their spring season kicks off now til October, then Christmas takes over til December.
Current safety measures: Online store will be up and running soon with curbside pickup available. Check site for updates.
100 Stockton Ave Okotoks
Beaver Dam Nursery
Another great Okotoks find: the Beaver Dam Nursery. They’ve got perennials, annuals, small fruits, ornamentals, vines, and evergreens. Come for the plants, stay for the accessories. Get your tools, pots, and home decor while you’re there.
354152 76th St E Okotoks
Plant It Modern
This unique shop offers plants, gift ideas, and knowledge. They’ve got rare exotics, succulents, and fun air plants. They’ve got local artisan pots and other fun items to check out. If you’re looking for something new that you can’t find anywhere else, check out Plant It Modern.
Current safety measures: Closed, but offering curbside pickup and online store coming soon.
64070 338 Ave E Foothills County
Countryside Landscapes and Garden Centre
Landscaping, trees, full garden centre: Countryside Landscapes has everything you need for a beautiful garden, yard, and home. Check out their online store and use their pre-order system for deals and sales.
31-2255 Drive W De Winton