Get growing: Where to find seeds and bulbs in Calgary

Whether you’re planting petals to brighten up your backyard or getting your fruit and vegetable garden growing, spring is the time to sow your seeds and bulbs. When the weather warms and the threat of frost has passed, get to your nearest nursery and stock up. Here are some of the best local sources for seeds and bulbs.

Plantation Garden Centre

2408 4 St NW, Calgary, AB T2M 2Z7

Looking for a spring fling? This nursery has everything you need to start a romance with your garden. From seeds to spring and summer bulbs, you’ll be inspired to get digging and bring your garden back to life. You’ll also find a top-notch selection of topsoils, composts and mulches from reputable suppliers, so your backyard dreams can take root. The centre’s beautiful variety of pots and planters will allow you to start your seeds indoors and move young plants outside when they’re ready for your garden.

Spruce It Up Garden Centre Inc

777 210 Ave SE RR 9 Lcd 8, Calgary, AB T2J 5G5

With the short growing season in southern Alberta, it’s important to plant your bulbs and start your seeds early. The nursery carries a wide variety of zone-hardy bulbs that are sure to make beautiful cut flowers for indoor arrangements or add splashes of colour to container gardens and backyard flower beds. Come January, Spruce It Up also stocks a wide selection of seeds to start your herb and vegetable gardens. From everyday edibles like tomatoes and potatoes to exotic varieties like cucamelons, Kosmic Kale and jelly bean tomatoes, you won’t be short of inspiration and ideas for the coming season.

Countryside Landscapes & Garden Centre

31-2255 Drive W, Dewinton, AB T0L 0X0

Specializing in prairie-hardy plants, this reputable garden centre carries a stellar selection of spring bulbs and seeds to jump start your planting season. Along with specialty soils and composts, you’ll find more than the usual garden variety of everyday and exotic edibles. They also carry a sunny selection of spring and summer bulbs to bring some flower power to your garden patch.

Golden Acre Garden Centre

620 Goddard Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2K 5X3

If fresh, organic fruits and veggies are important to your family’s diet, you may want to grow your own. Golden Acre carries premium flower and vegetable seed brands such as Gusto Italia, McKenzie and Asian, so you can grow fresh, nutritious edibles in your own garden. You can also opt for Renee’s Garden and Cornucopia’s extensive selection of certified organic, heirloom and non-GMO seeds. And if you want to grace your household with beautiful cut flowers, the centre carries a great selection of spring and summer bulbs, in countless colours and varieties.

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