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


Begonia Fundraiser – Chemo Savvy Inc.

Pink Dragon Wing Begonias – $25.00 each

10 inch white plastic container with hanger – includes 4 plants per pot

These beautiful plants are durable and will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions.  The blooms keep coming all summer and do not require pinching to continue flowering.   They grow best in part sun to shade.

Delivery dates:  May 7, 14, 21 and 28

Contact:  Valerie Nuytten  email:  vnuytten@mymts.net

Orders taken until the end of April.


Nifty Nag Dinner and Derby

fundraiser for the Beausejour Daylily Gardens

Saturday, April 25th – 5:30pm – Dinner  6:30pm – Races

Royal Canadian Legion, 300 Veterans Lane, Beausejour, MB

Tickets:  $15.00 each (in advance deadline for purchase April 19/15)

Contact:   204.266.1311

or purchase at:  Beausejour Town Office;  Le Beau Café and Fudgerie; Howland Hotel



Steinbach Area Garden Club – Gardener’s Dessert Evening

Gardening:  Its Wonder, Mystery and Allure

Monday, April 27th, 2015   –  7pm  –  Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach, MB

Guest Speaker:  Lyndon Penner – Lyndon will explore why we garden, why we need to and the fascination of mysterious and magnificent plants.   Lyndon is a horticulturalist for CBC radio and author.   His presentation is sure to be humourous, passionate and very informative.

Silent Auction Prizes and Delectable Desserts!

Tickets:  Members – $15.00  Non-members – $18.00

For tickets phone:  Anne – 204.326.2396


A Gardener’s Evening with St. Vital Agricultural Society

Thursday, May 14, 2015 – 7:30pm

St. Mary’s Road United Church – 613 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg., MB

Featuring flower arranging demo by Jim Fuller – Top Hat Florists

Plant sales – Rainbow Auction – Draws for arrangements

For more information contact:  Karen  204.254.0443   www.svas.ca

Admission:  $3.00


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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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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


 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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