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.
Manitoba Horticultural Convention 2015
January 29, 30 & 31, 2015
Charleswood United Church - 4820 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB
Steinbach Area Garden Club
Hosts Sara Williams – An Introduction to the History of the Gardens of Great Britain
February 2, 2015 – 7pm
Mennonite Heritage Village Museum – Steinbach, MB
Non-member admission: $5.00 includes refreshments and door prizes
Sara Williams, horticulture specialist, author and international garden tour guide will present an amazing array of slides taken on site in Great Britain. This is a somewhat irreverent history of the development of the English Garden (and its influence on our own gardens) from the first enclosed gardens of the Middle Ages to Sissinghurst, Capability Brown and Gertrude Jekyll and the modern mixed border. It is illustrated with woodcuts, paintings and photographs and is full of stories and personalities. Sit back, enjoy and learn the origins of espalier, hahas, bee boles, topiary, mazes, dovecotes, the modern lawn, the white garden and much more.
hot off the presses - 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.
Winnipeg Seedy Saturday
Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10am to 3pm
Canadian Mennonite University – South Campus, Southwest corner of Grant Ave. and Shaftesbury Blvd.
Schedule: 10:30am Basic Seed Saving - 11:30am Building a Seed Library in Manitoba
12:30pm - Farmer’s Rights to Save Seeds - 1:30pm - Film “Open Sesame”
Kid’s activities throughout the day - Snacks & Drinks on sale from Tall Grass Prairie
For more information: http://winnipegseedysaturday.wordpress.com/
8th Annual Gardening Saturday
Tradeshow & Educational Symposium
March 28, 2015 – 9am to 4pm
New Location: Victoria Inn & Conference Centre – 1808 Wellington Ave., Wpg., MB
General Admission: $10.00 Seminars: $15.00 (advance)
more information: www.gardensmanitoba.com
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: 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Flora of North America - http://floranorthamerica.org/
FNA presents for the first time, in one published reference source, information on the names, taxonomic relationships, continent-wide distributions, and morphological characteristics of all plants native and naturalized found in North America north of Mexico.
The Flora will appear in 30 volumes and will be available in print and on the Web.
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: email@example.com We look forward to helping you advertise your event.
For all inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org