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 






Gallery in the Garden – Birtle, MB

Saturday, July 11th, 2015 – 10am – 4pm

Works by over 30 artists will be displayed in inspiring private gardens.

Registration:  $30. – includes refreshments and a classic car display.

Proceeds (except art sales) go to The Classic Garden for renovation of The Centre.

More information:  www.theclassicgarden.ca

Facebook:  facebook.com/galleryinthegarden

Phone:  204-773-0670  or  204-842-3704


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Carman’s Celebration Garden Tour

Saturday, July 18/15  –  1pm to 5pm 

   Tickets:  $15.00 – includes light refreshments and tickets to the Museum

Registration at Carman/Dufferin Museum, 20 Kelly Hand Drive, Carman, MB

Sponsored by The Garden Club of Carman and the Active Living Centre.

This is a self-guided tour or Fehr-Way tours is arranging a day trip; contact them for details.


Congratulations Dawn Hicks & John Frazer!


Dawn Hicks, MG and John Frazer, MG two members of the MMGA, were selected by Parks Canada, Manitoba Field Unit, to receive an award on June 18,2015.  The award recognized their exemplary work, on behalf of the Manitoba Master Gardener Association on the development and maintenance of the Riel House National Historic Site (NHS) gardens.  Dawn and John have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the project, an understanding and appreciation for the heritage values associated with the site, and a positive, respectful relationship with Parks Canada and Louis Riel Institute staff as well as visitors and Riel House NHS neighbours.



South-Osborne Commons – University of Manitoba

July 20 to 31st, 2015

This hands-on course is held at the Riverview Community Centre, Mondays to Fridays during the last two weeks of July.  It is hands-on and offers an opportunity to learn how to start a community-based urban agriculture project – from planning, design, getting funding, to building.

More Information:   http://www.southosbornecommons.ca/building-a- community-commons/




Living Prairie Museum – Prairie Planting Workshops

For more information.


Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Classes and Workshops for Adults

Information and Registration

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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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