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.

 4th Annual Garden Tour
Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 10am to 4pm

Join us and be inspired by beautiful and unique gardens.
Enjoy Gardening Demonstrations and talk with Master Gardeners.

Tickets: $15.00
Tickets available at:   Lacoste Garden Centre, 2787 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg.,MB
Sage Garden Greenhouses, 3410 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg., MB
Jensen’s Nursery and Garden Centre, 2550 McGillivary Blvd., Wpg., MB
McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Ave., Wpg., MB
Shelmerdine Nurseries, 7800 Roblin Blvd., Headingley, MB
Schriemer’s Greenhouses, 2857 McGregor Farm Rd., Bird’s Hill, MB
Shops of St. Andrew’s, 5607 Hwy. #9 (N. Main St.), Lockport, MB
Blue Hills Designs, 444 Academy Rd., Wpg., MB
May be purchased via PayPal by contacting:

Interested in being a Master Gardener?
Orientation Session is September 27, 2016

Location:   Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Pavilion Drive, Winnipeg, MB
7:00pm in the Foyer
Contact us for questions you may have:

 Manitoba Spring Plant Sales


Missed Gardens Manitoba Mother’s Day Plant Sale?
Annuals are available Thursdays at 951 Southwood Ave., East Ft. Garry
Garden Tour at same address, Thursdays until September.
Entrance fee is by donation with funds raised to support the geodesic dome greenhouse project.

Now on sale – Annuals 50% off – David Austin roses – 25% off

Perennials, shrubs and small fruits available Saturdays until July 16/16 at Mick Manfield’s, #5779 Hwy. 9, Lockport, MB

Gold Metal for Chelsea Flower Show’s first woman of colour, Juliet Sargeant

Juliet hopes the success for her Modern Slavery garden will help spur a huge increase in diversity in horticulture.  The central black courtyard has a single oak tree planted in it which is a symbol of hope.  The concept of the darkness of slavery behind closed doors.
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2nd Place – Innovation Category
Canadian Master Gardener Conference
April 8 to 10, 2016
How-To Gardening Videos






Honourable Mention – ImagineAbility


Nature Manitoba Garden Tour
Saturday, July 9th, 2016 – 10am to 4pm

Five varied gardens in Charleswood and three more beauties in St. James. And Living Prairie on Ness Ave. to walk the trails and learn from the staff.

Tickets: $15.00       Tour is self-directed.

Available at these locations:
Lacoste Garden Centre
St. Mary’s Nursery & Garden Centre
Shelmerdine Nursery & Garden Centre
Schriemers’ Garden Centre & Greenhouses
Jensen’s Nursery
T & T Seeds
A. Paterson Greenhouses
The Preferred Perch
Feasey Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Blue Hills Design
McNally Robinson Booksellers
Nature Manitoba Office

More information: call/email Nature Manitoba 204-943-9029




Gardeners Gone Wild

Gardening Conference in Grand Forks, N.D. – July 28 to 30, 2016

North Dakota State Horticultural Society & North Dakota Extension Master Gardeners

These two organizations have teamed up to provide a unique, joint horticultural conference in Grand Forks. The focus will be on pollinators, rain gardens and many other topics of interest to gardeners of all experience levels.

Keynote Speaker: Heather Holm  –  landscape designer and consultant specializing in pollinator landscapes and native landscape restorations. Holm studied horticulture and biology at the University of Guelph and for the past 20 years, has worked as a horticulturalist and landscape designer in the Great Lakes and Mid-America regions. She also writes about pollinators and beneficial insects for Houzz, a home and garden social media website.
For more conference information contact:
Janell Martin


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The Prairie Garden 2016 Edition:  Fruit and Berries

The 76th edition brings gardeners exciting plant options for the Prairies, with fruits and berries featured.  Edible gardening is currently extremely popular.  The 2016 edition of The Prairie Garden will amaze readers with how successful and diverse the current choices for fruit and berry plants 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:

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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:



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”.





Canada’s Plant Hardiness Website

Look up plant hardiness zone by community:

Potential range maps for 6,303 species:

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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:


Living Prairie Museum

Living Prairie Museum is now on Facebook:  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 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