Manitoba Master Gardener Association


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.

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.






Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?

Two new spring courses have been added to the course schedule.
Garden Fundamentals & Botanical Latin.

These courses are the pre-requisite courses to taking other core courses.
For more info:   Spring additions


Interested in being an Editor?

“The Prairie Garden” (, an annual, digest-sized, soft-cover book published since 1937 by a volunteer committee, is seeking a new editor. The editor is responsible for compiling and editing the content of the magazine and working with a professional graphic designer and printer to produce the final publication. Candidates should have a good general knowledge of horticulture, strong writing and editing skills, familiarity with collaborative word-processing and cloud-based file-sharing tools, and a proven ability to manage projects with firm deadlines. As a full participant on the volunteer team the editor is also paid an honorarium of $1,800/year to compensate for the extra workload, subject to satisfactory progress reports at our monthly meetings. Inquiries and applications should be sent to:

Application deadline: February 24, 2017



Congratulations to Karen Loewen, Master Gardener!


Karen Loewen was recently honoured by Steinbach, Manitoba Mayor, Chris Goertzen, for her 10 years of leadership as President of the Steinbach Area Garden Club. Karen was thanked for the many partnerships she has created and the contributions made to the quality of life in Steinbach and surrounding areas. To commemorate this special occasion “Karen’s Tree” will be planted in the KR Barkman Park in 2017. Karen is a passionate advocate for maintaining a healthy environment.

Karen is also one of the founding members of the Manitoba Master Gardener Association. On behalf of all of us at the MMGA, thank you, Karen, for your contributions to Manitoba’s gardening community! Warmest wishes!




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Gardening Saturday – March 18/17 – 9am – 4pm
Victoria Inn Conference Centre, 1808 Wellington Ave. , Wpg.,MB

Gardening Saturday celebrates its 10th Anniversary! This is a not-to-be missed gardening event. Keynote speaker, Ken Brown on creative vertical vegetable growing, Trade Show and many gardening workshops for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
For more information and registration:  Click here

Look for the MMGA Information Table!
We are there to help with your gardening questions.
 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

The 77th edition brings gardeners exciting plant options for the Prairies, with Herbs featured.  Herb gardening is extremely popular and diverse with many common and unusual offerings.  The 2017 edition of The Prairie Garden will amaze readers with how successful and diverse the current choices for herbs are for gardeners on the northern prairies.  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 visting:  ;  telephone:  204.388.5340 or by email:


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!