Manitoba Master Gardener Association


break1Master 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.

The Manitoba Master Gardener Association (MMGA) is an independent organization and has no affiliation with other Manitoba garden clubs which are listed under the
Garden Club News banner.


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Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?
Come to the Orientation Evening!

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 See 2017 – 2018 posted schedule –



Cool Gardens – 2017
July to September, 2017

Experience Cool Gardens in Winnipeg and Brandon!

Locations Winnipeg:
– Bend – West End of Esplanade Riel
– The Weave – Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park, Broadway & Main St.
– 2º – La Maison des Artistes, Provencher Blvd.
– Cool Dots – Inn at the Forks, The Forks
– Cure De Ville – La Masion des Artistes, Provencher Blvd.
– Le Rendez-Vous – South Point Lands at The Forks

Locations Brandon:
– Kaleido(scape) – Riverbank Discovery Centre


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Celebrate Canada 150!

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The Bunchberry has won as the National Flower of Canada contest initiated by the Master Gardeners of Ontario!

Assiniboine Park – Diversity Gardens
Share your Plant Stories!

Share your plant stories with us and be a part of Canada’s Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park.
To learn more and register please go to: Sharing Stories


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St. Vital Agricultural Society
Annual Display & Fair
Celebrating Canada 150 with special additions!

August 11 & 12, 2017
St. Vital Centennial Arena, Meadowood & St. Anne’s Rd.

Vendor Market – Display Competitions – Bonsai Display
Friday evening Pork BBQ & Entertainment
Saturday Pancake Breakfast

For more info:


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Fort Whyte Alive – Speaker Series

Join us for a variety of speakers throughout the season.

Check out our Events Calendar

 Manitoba Gardener Magazine
Historical Issue 2017
Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday!

Now available at retail locations!
Look for the Manitoba Master Gardener Association ad on page 75!

A great gift and keepsake copy with many interesting articles!



A Great Gift for the Gardener!
A great reference book for Prairie Gardeners!



The Prairie Garden 2017 Edition
Herbs and Spices

The 2017 Prairie Garden “Herbs and Spices” is dedicated to the goal of connecting gardeners with local information on how to successfully grow everything from culinary classics right on through to exotic spices such as ginger, allspice and potted cinnamon trees. Local gardeners will love the prairie-centric voice of the contributing authors. The highlighted plants reflect a wide range of fragrance, flavours and uses, and contributors offer an inspiring look at the many ways that herbs and spices weave into our lives. This year’s book also features a comprehensive herb and spice compendium with full colour pictures and prairie-specific growing details.

To purchase a copy, send your request with a cheque or money order for $22.95 (shipping included) to:
The Prairie Garden, Box 21043, Winnipeg, MB, R3R 3R2. Orders may also be placed by visiting: or by emailing



A very special “Thank You” to local garden centers who generously give members of our Master Gardener Associations a 10% discount on regularly priced plants and garden merchandise. As Master Gardeners let’s give local garden centers our support and keep them in business. Let them know how much we appreciate them, their plants and their expertise. Remember this is a mutually beneficial relationship! For 2017 the list stands at TWELVE garden centers. Here are the names of participating 10% off donors:

Alternative Landscaping Ltd., 34th St. & Patricia Ave., Brandon – 15% off on plant purchases
Green Oak Gardens, Beausejour – 10% off regular merchandise
gro greenhouse, 1425 St. Anne’s Rd., Wpg. – 10% off  –
Jardins St-Leon Gardens, 419 St. Mary’s Rd.,Wpg. – 10% off
Lacoste Garden Centre, 2787 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. – 10% off
Prairie Flora Greenhouse, Teulon – 10% off regular merchandise
Red Valley Plant Market, 3091 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. – 1 ‘Red Valley buck’for every $10 redeemable on next purchase (plants only)  –
Ron Paul Garden Centre, Winnipeg – 10% off (includes plants and soil)  –
Sage Gardens Greenhouses, 3410 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. – 10% off  –
Schriemer’s Greenhouse, 2857 McGregor Farm Rd., Birds Hill – 10% off  –
Shelmerdine Nursery & Garden Centre, Headingley – 10% off regular-priced merchandise
The Green Spot, 139 Rosser Ave., E., Brandon – 10% off  –




Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners in Training (MGIT)

Association members:   access volunteer opportunities on the Member Login page frequently.  Also, new important messages and items that have arisen at MMGA Board meetings. 

To all Manitoba Garden/Horticultural or Garden related organizations!!
This website is a great opportunity for your organization to post or advertise 2015/16 meeting schedules or events on our Resources section under Garden Club News.  To submit please send your information to:     We look forward to helping you advertise your event.

For all inquiries contact

Thank you to Travel Manitoba for being a sponsor!