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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Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Annual Garden Tour
Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 9am – 4pm
Tickets: $15.00

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Congratulations Karen Fontaine!

Master Gardener and one of our members, Karen Fontaine, spearheaded the Sesquicentennial Community Garden Project for the St. Vital Horticultural Society. Learn more about Karen’s dedication to making a vision become a reality. Read Here.


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


A Great Gift for the Gardener!
A great reference book for Prairie Gardeners!
The Prairie Garden 2018Edition
Shade Gardens

The 79th annual Prairie Garden featuring “Shade” delivers the latest compendium of horticultural information for the Prairies. This nearly 200-page edition features plants that thrive in shade, and brings together all the information you need to know from experts across the cold-climate zone. Our articles are written and reviewed by Master Gardeners, horticulturalists, landscape designers, and industry leaders. Each issue is the result of many volunteer hours. As a non-profit publication, The Prairie Garden aims to serve and educate gardeners of all skill levels in the short-season gardening zones of Canada and the US.
In addition to articles on all aspects of shade gardening, the 2018 edition contains an easy reference list of shade-suitable plants and their cultivars, as well as information on growing houseplants, edible mushrooms, garlic, and fruit trees. With stunning photography and fifty feature articles from over thirty authors, including renowned experts Sara Williams, Rick Durand, and Hugh Skinner, this edition is one that will serve gardeners for years to come.

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

The Prairie Garden is looking for a treasurer and a bookkeeper.
The Prairie Garden Committee is a group of volunteers who produce and sell an annual gardening book. The Prairie Garden Committee is seeking individuals to fill the two volunteer roles of treasurer and bookkeeper. An honorarium is provided for the bookkeeper. Experience with computerized accounting systems is required. Experience with Simply Accounting / SAGE is preferred. Training will be provided. For more information, please contact the committee chairperson at Applications and expressions of interest are requested by Februrary 23, 2018.


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 2018 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

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Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City @ Cinematheque
Feb 3 @ 12:30 pm
Elevated Thinking: The High Line in New York City @ Cinematheque | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada
Members: $5.00 Non-members: $10.00. Panel discussion moderated by Colleen Zacharias following the film
Seedy Saturday 10:00 am
Seedy Saturday @ Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Prairie Garden Launch 2:00 pm
The Prairie Garden Launch @ McNally Robinson Booksellers Atrium
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm
Launching the 2018 annual The Prairie Garden on Shade Gardens.  This annual is a compendium of the latest horticultural information for the prairies.  This nearly 200-page annual, written by experts, brings together all the knowledge you need to... Read More