Monday, March 21, 2022

Make Your SHS Membership Pay for Itself!

If you've considered joining the SHS but want to know more about what's in it for you, you've come to the right place! For the majority of members, the $15 annual membership pays for itself and then some via discounts from our community business partners. 

The majority of business partners offer discounts that are approximately equal to 10% off your purchase, so if you typically spend $150 or more on garden supplies at the participating businesses in a year, your membership easily pays for itself. The membership also provides access to gardening workshops and volunteer opportunities that get you into events like Gardenscape for free. 

In 2022, our business partners and their associated discounts are as follows:

Arbour Crest Tree Services10% discount on removal or pruning of trees and shrubs

Bergamot & Basil Specialty Herbs - Free basil with purchase of any nine plants (in person only)

The Berry Barn$5 off purchase of $50 or more (before taxes). Plants only, no merchandise

Clement Farms Greenhouse and Garden Centre$5 off purchase of $50 or more on regular priced horticultural products (before tax)

Common Ground Regenerative Gardens10% discount on standard labour rates

Dieter Martin Greenhouse - $5 off purchase of $40 or more on regular priced merchandise.  Gift cards and sales items excluded

Early's Farm & Garden Centre10% off regular priced material and gardening products.  Not on any specials or gift cards

Farm One Forty$5 off any purchase over $50

Floral Acres10% off plants and gardening materials. Regular priced merchandise only. Gift cards excluded

Lakeshore Garden Centre10% off on regular priced plants only. Non-transferable

Solar Gardens at Avalon$5 off every $50 purchase on plants only. Other products, gift certificates and specials not included

Sutherland Garden Market - 10% on regular priced plant material and gardening products. Not on any specials

Wayne Bryk Landscaping10% discount and 5% discount on guaranteed referrals

Wild Birds Unlimited10% off regular priced bird and gardening supplies. Not on any special deals or gift cards

Wilson's Lifestyle Centre10% discount on regular priced plants. Not offered on existing instore discounts

Note that to receive the above discounts, you MUST present your SHS membership card at time of purchase.

How to purchase a new membership, or renew an existing one for 2022? Purchase one on our website, or come see us at Gardenscape this weekend! You can also add an annual subscription to The Gardener magazine on to your membership.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Join us at Gardenscape!

Step into spring at Prairieland Park from March 25th-27th.  The SHS Gardenscape Committee has been busy planning our booth for this in-person event.  We are going to set up a display to stimulate your senses and include plants and elements with interesting colours, textures, and sounds.     

We are still looking for volunteers for our booth at Gardenscape, especially for Saturday and Sunday.  If you are interested in receiving a free admission pass to Gardenscape in exchange for working one shift at our booth, please fill out the Google Form at this link.

At our booth, we will be selling memberships, cherry pitters, replacement springs and gaskets, and bee nests. The cherry pitters work well with sour cherries and come in two styles, suction and clamp.  The bee nests are for solitary pollen bees and feature different sized holes for different sized bees.  Solitary bees are in decline because of loss of habitat, so pick up a bee nest to take part in saving the bees. (And if you'd like to see the bee nests in action, check out this video from our Cultivating Resilience video series.)

A huge THANK YOU to those who are going to be volunteering at Gardenscape - passes will be mailed the week of March 14.     

Please come by the SHS booth and talk gardening, renew your membership, and see what is happening with the Saskatoon Horticultural Society this year.  Don’t forget to enter your name for one of our door prizes. 

Hope to see you all there!          


Gardenscape hours:

Friday March 25th 11am – 9pm

Saturday March 26th 9am – 7pm

Sunday March 27th 10am – 5pm