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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Garden tour 2016

Manitoba Master Gardener Association
5th Annual Garden Tour
July 15, 2017 – 10am – 4pm

Tickets will be sold at local greenhouses & businesses.
We will update the locations when available.


Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?
Come to the Orientation Evening!

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 See 2017 – 2018 posted schedule –


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Selkirk & District Horticultural Society
Annual Huge Plant Sale

Friday, May 26, 2017 – 6pm – 8pm
Selkirk Memorial Hall, 368 Jemima St., Selkirk, MB

Huge selection of annuals, perennials, roses, shrubs, vegetable, herbs etc.
Refreshments available.

All are welcome!




Fort Whyte Alive
Annual Open House & Plant Sale
Sunday, May 28, 2017 – 11am – 3pm

Visit Fort Whyte Farms passive solar greenhouse and purchase heirloom and organically-grown veggie and herb transplants grown by youth. Learn about our new programs, vermicomposting, and visit our livestock, too! All proceeds go to support youth programs at the Farm.

FREE with regular admission.    More info:   Open House Plant Sale



East Kildonan Spring Plant Sale
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 7pm

Valley Gardens Community Club
218 Antrim Rd., Wpg., MB

Come for a great selection of annuals and perennials!
Great Prices!


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West Kildonan Horticultural Society
Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, June 3/17
Arboretum, Partridge Ave. & Andrews St., Wpg.,MB
10am – 2pm – rain or shine

Plants, annuals, perennials, vegetables – Silent Auction, baked goods!
All are welcome! Advice from Members!


Manitoba Herb Society
Spring into Herbs – Herbfest

Sunday, June 11/17 – Noon – 5pm
Assiniboine Park – by the Conservatory
Herb plant sale, baked goods, guest speakers, guided tours of herb garden!

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday the Canadian Garden Council, in collaboration with the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, have awarded 150 “Canada 150 Garden Experience” designations to highlight the role of gardening and gardens in communities across Canada.

Herbfest has been chosen as one of five gardening experiences for the province of Manitoba.



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Urban Retreats Garden Tour
Self-guided Tours of Gardens in Woodhaven!
Saturday, June 17, 2017 – 10am – 4pm

Tour tickets: $15.00
Available at: Ron Paul Garden Centre – McNally Robinson Booksellers – Jensen’s Nursery & Garden Centre – La Coste Garden Centre – St. Matthews Maryland – St. Andrew’s Church on the day of the tour.
Manitoba Tea & Craft Sale: $5.00 – 11:30am – 2pm
St. Andrew’s Woodhaven Anglican Church, 2700 Portage Ave., Wpg., MB
Ask a Master Gardener & Master Composter, Plant Sale, Crafters

More Info: Phone: 204.774-3957
Supporting Community Ministry-St. Matthews Maryland


University of Saskatchewan
Hort Week – July 8 – 14, 2017

An exciting week of horticultural delights for all gardeners, whether beginner or experienced!
Hort Week Info





Celebrate Canada 150!
Vote for your choice!

Did you know that there is no “official” national flower for Canada? The Master Gardeners of Ontario decided to launch a search for a pan-Canadian flower. One that appears in every province and territory and is not already a provincial or territorial emblem. There are three choices:

HoodedLadiesHooded Ladies Tresses (Spiranthes romanzoffiana)

TwinflowerTwinflower (Linnaea borealis)

BunchberryBunchberry (Cornus candensis)

Voting will close on June 30, 2017.  Vote now!   Canadian National Flower

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




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94th Annual North Dakota State Horticultural Society Conference
July 13 – 15, 2017 at Grand Hotel, Minot, ND

Features: excellent main speaker – informative breakout sessions – many yard/garden tours, small & large – vendor booths – door prizes – educational items – silent auction table – meals – BBQ at one of our garden stops

More information contact: NDSU Extension Service – or 1-701-857-6444


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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 and Spices

The 2017 Prairie Garden “Herbs and Spices” is dedicated to the goal of connecting gardeners with local information on how to successfully grow everything from culinary classics right on through to exotic spices such as ginger, allspice and potted cinnamon trees. Local gardeners will love the prairie-centric voice of the contributing authors. The highlighted plants reflect a wide range of fragrance, flavours and uses, and contributors offer an inspiring look at the many ways that herbs and spices weave into our lives. This year’s book also features a comprehensive herb and spice compendium with full colour pictures and prairie-specific growing details.

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


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!