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?

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



Winter Garden Tour Series – Members and Friends

It is always a source of inspiration and ideas to see other gardens.  Please bring a friend and join our members as they take you on a tour of the overseas gardens they have visited.

Tuesday, April 11/17 – Linda Dietrick – Gardens of Ireland

Tuesday, May 2/17 – Shelley Walker – Gardens of Japan

Time – 7:00pm
Location – Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Foyer
Conservatory Drive, Winnipeg, MB

If you require more information please contact our Events Director, Shelley Walker:





Manitoba Communities in Bloom
Showcase Hometown Pride!

Registration deadline is March 31, 2017
More info:     Click here


MMGA at Winnipeg Home & Garden Show
Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener
Sat., April 8 – 5:30pm
RBC Convention Centre

Our member Colleen will be on stage at 5:30 pm for a one-hour presentation on Container Gardening basics, New Annuals for 2017 and Q & A.




Grand Forks Gardening Saturday
April 8, 2017 – 8am – 4:15pm
Alerus Centre, 1200 42nd Street South, Grand Forks, ND
Keynote Speaker: Joe Bergeson, Bergeson Nursery

Come and enjoy a full day of gardening fun! Great presentations, a full line of vendors, extensive silent auction items for you to bid on, The Plant Doctor and a free perennial to get you started for the season. Joe Bergeson will be sure to inspire you and put a fire into your growing season with his expertise on annuals and perennials. It is always a joy to hear from our own zone expert!

Mick Manfield, our own Manitoba Master Gardener will be presenting on Square-foot Vegetable Gardening and Composting Yard and Kitchen Waste.

Grand Forks Gardening Saturday Info



A Gardener’s Evening
presented by
St. Vital Agricultural Society

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 7:30pm
St. Mary’s Road United Church
613 St. Mary’s Rd., Winnipeg, MB

Flower Arranging Demonstrations
by Top Hat Florists

Rainbow Auction – Perennial Plant Sale – Draw for Arrangements
includes refreshments – coffee/tea & cookies
Admission: $3.00


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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

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!