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Master Gardeners are individuals who are passionate about gardening.  We are part of a vast international non-profit Master Gardener organization.  Master Gardeners are a respected group of horticultural persons educated and certified through accredited universities or colleges.  Experienced in gardening knowledge, we love to ‘pass on our knowledge’ through various mediums such as seminars, workshops, tv/radio appearances, info booths or helping organizations begin gardening programs.  The volunteer opportunities are varied and rewarding. We want to help the gardeners of Manitoba be inspired and motivated in the joy of gardening. The Manitoba Master Gardener Association was formally organized in 2011 as a supporting and networking body for Master Gardeners in Training as well as Certified Master Gardeners in the Province of Manitoba.  The concept of the MMGA began in July, 2010 when a group of Master Gardeners recognized  the need for a central organization to facilitate communication between Master Gardeners in Manitoba.

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3rd Annual Garden Tour

Manitoba Master Gardener Association

Saturday, July 18th, 2015  –  10am to 4pm

Join us and step into the leafy privacy of 9 beautiful and unique gardens.

Learn from and be inspired by each garden and it’s gardener’s experience.  Gardening workshops and Master Gardeners will be available to expand on the gardens special features.

Confirmed workshops:  Container Gardening  and  Gardening for Butterflies

Special Garden Features:  Lasagna Gardening and Vertical Square-foot Gardening

Tickets:  $15.00

Available at:  Jensen’s Nursery – 2550 McGillivray Blvd., Wpg., MB

La Coste Garden Centre – 2787 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg., MB

McNally Robinson Bookstore – Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Ave., Wpg., MB

Blue Hills Design -444 Academy Rd., Wpg., MB

Sage Garden Herbs  -3410 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg., MB

Schriemer’s Garden Centre – 2857 McGregor Farm Rd., East St. Paul, MB

Shelmerdine Garden Centre – 7800 Roblin Blvd., Headingley, MB

Shops of St. Andrews – 5607 Main St., Hwy. 9,  St. Andrews, MB

PayPal payment available online – contact us at:   mgmanitoba@gmail.com

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Transcona Garden Club – Plant & Bake Sale – May 27/15 – 9am to 2pm – 328 Whittier Ave. W., Wpg., MB

Brandon Garden Club – Plant Sale – May 30/15 – 9am – 2020 McGregor Ave., Brandon,. MB

West Kildonan Horticultural Society – Fiesta Day Plant Sale – June 6/15 – 10am to 2pm – Seven Oaks Arboretum, 430 Partridge Ave.,  Wpg., MB

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 Arbor Day – St. Vital Park

May 30/15 – 10am to 3:30 pm

Sponsored by Trees Canada

Free admission – Tree Climbing with the pros – a Zip-line Ride – Rides in the Bucket Truck

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8th Annual  Iris Flower Show – Can-West Iris Society

Sunday, June 14/15 – 1pm to 4 pm – Bourkevale Community Centre, 100 Ferry Rd., Wpg., MB

Iris flower show – Design display – Rhizome sale table – Fee Admission

For more information contact:  B.J. Jackson   jacksonb@mts.net

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Urban Retreats Garden Tour

Saturday, June 20, 2015 – 10am to 4pm

Self-Guided Tour of Gardens in

Fort Richmond

supporting St. Matthew’s – Maryland Community Ministry

Tickets:  $15.00 available at:

* McNally Robinson Booksellers – Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Ave., Wpg. MB

* Jensen Nursery & Garden Centre – 2550 McGillivray Blvd., Wpg., MB

or phoning St. Matthew’s – Maryland Community Ministry – 774.3957

tour day:  Trinity United Church – 933 Summerside Ave., Wpg. MB

Manitoba Tea – 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

at Trinity United Church, 933 Summerside Ave., Wpg. MB

Tickets for the tea and bannock:  $5.00  and available at the tea on tour day.

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Carman’s Celebration Garden Tour

Saturday, July 18/15  –  1pm to 5pm 

   Tickets:  $15.00 – includes light refreshments and tickets to the Museum

Registration at Carman/Dufferin Museum, 20 Kelly Hand Drive, Carman, MB

Sponsored by The Garden Club of Carman and the Active Living Centre.

This is a self-guided tour or Fehr-Way tours is arranging a day trip; contact them for details.

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International Peace Gardens

Queen Victoria Agave in Bloom – once in a lifetime

Queen Victoria’s Agave at the International Peace Gardens began flowering in January and will continue until the end of May.  Then it will be exhausted and die.  It is one of the most beautiful and slowest growing Agaves.   The impressive inflorescence towers 8 feet high above the mere 2 foot high plant.  Queen Victoria’s agaves can take anywhere from 15 to 30 years to flower, depending on the growing conditions.  This Agave is approximately 30 years old, so it almost certainly lived out its maximum expected lifespan.

For more information:         Phone:  1.888.432.6733  –  204.534.2510  –  701.263.4390

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19th Annual Plant Sale – Selkirk District Horticultural Society

Friday, May 29th, 2015 – 6pm to 8pm

Memorial Hall on Jemima St. (behind Safeway at Main St. & Clandeboye), Selkirk, MB

Choose from a wide-ranging selection of vegetables, fruiting shrubs and plants, rhubarb, trees, deciduous shrubs for the landscape, lots of perennials including hostas and roses and annuals too!

Silent auction – refreshments – onsite help desk -plant advice – table of specialty plants.

Admission:   Free    Parking:   in Safeway lot or behind Memorial Hall

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Living Prairie Museum – Prairie Planting Workshops

For more information.

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Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Classes and Workshops for Adults

Information and Registration

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Naturalist Services – City of Winnipeg

Naturalist Services works alongside and assists many stewardship groups throughout the city.  These groups are usually volunteer based and become involved by seeing a need and taking an active role in providing stewardship to a natural area.  Stewardship activities can include planting trees, or other native species, removing weeds or trash, building trails and putting up interpretative signs.  By becoming involved these groups help to protect our natural areas and keep our city clean.

More information:  http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/naturalist/ns/mr/steward.asp

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Manitoba Museum Prairie Pollination Virtual Exhibit

The Manitoba Museum has developed a virtual exhibit aimed at helping the public learn more about pollinating insects and the wild plants they depend on.  The endangerment of pollinators and plants is a topic of concern to many Canadians, and The Manitoba Museum has important collections that help understand this issue.

Tour the wild plant and pollinator gallery to see photographs of important and rare species.  Soon there will be a Plant Spotter App you can download to contribute to the site.  The site contains games and FAQ’s as well as the “Critter Water Colour Gallery”.

Visit:   www.prairiepollination.ca

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 The Prairie Garden 2015 Edition

Grasses and Succulents

The 76th edition brings gardeners a double bill of exciting plant options for the Prairies, with both succulents and grasses featured.  These two plant forms are current hot topics among gardeners and garden writers.  With an eye to Prairie conditions, knowledgeable contributors, including horticulturalists, plant breeders, researchers and gardening enthusiasts, present exceptional guidelines for growing and caring for these plant groups.  Normally thought of as plants for warm places, succulents and cacti are amazingly suitable for the Prairies, many of them over-winter very well.  Numerous grasses provide a new structure and form that adds exciting interest to our gardens.  Beautiful full-colour photographs are featured throughout. To purchase a copy send your request with a cheque or money order for $22.45 (taxes and shipping included) to: The Prairie Garden, P.O. Box 517, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2J3. Orders may also be placed by visiting:  www.prairiegarden.ca ; telephone:  (204)388-5340, or by email: sales@prairiegarden.ca break1

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Website

Look up plant hardiness zone by community:  www.planthardiness.gc.ca/?m=22&lang=en

Potential range maps for 6,303 species:   www.planthardiness.gc.ca/index.pl?m=12&p=1&lang=en

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Daly House Museum, Victorian Garden, Brandon, MB

Request – Daly House Museum is landscaping with heritage perennials.  They are currently looking for two chrysanthemums developed in the 1950’s called Cindy Brandon and Susan Brandon.  Cindy is pink and Susan is a red variety.  If you are willing to share a piece of both or either one,

Please contact:  Brenda   email:   valleyrimgirl@inetlinkwireless.ca

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Living Prairie Museum

Living Prairie Museum is now on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/LivingPrairieMuseum  and Twitter (@LivingPrairie).  Be the first to find out what is in bloom on the prairie, the interesting insects that call LPM home and learn about upcoming events.

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Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners in Training (MGIT)

Association members:   access volunteer opportunities on the Member Login page frequently.  Postings are arriving weekly.

To all Manitoba Garden/Horticultural or Garden related organizations!!

This website is a great opportunity for your organization to post or advertise 2014/15 meeting schedules or events on our Resources section under Garden Club News.  To submit please send your information to:   ask@mgmanitoba.com     We look forward to helping you advertise your event.
 
 

 

For all inquiries contact ask@mgmanitoba.com

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