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.




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

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Winter Garden Tour Series – Members and Friends

It is always a source of inspiration and ideas to see other gardens.  Please bring a friend and join our members as they take you on a tour of the overseas gardens they have visited.

Tuesday, May 2/17 – Shelley Walker – Gardens of Japan

Time – 7:00pm
Location – Assiniboine Park Conservatory, Foyer
Conservatory Drive, Winnipeg, MB

If you require more information please contact our Events Director, Shelley Walker:



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



Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – 9am – 3pm

New location: Victoria Inn Conference Centre
1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, MB (use Berry St. entrance)

A large variety of plants will be available. Click here for examples.



A Gardener’s Evening
presented by
St. Vital Agricultural Society

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 7:30pm
St. Mary’s Road United Church
613 St. Mary’s Rd., Winnipeg, MB

Flower Arranging Demonstrations
by Top Hat Florists

Rainbow Auction – Perennial Plant Sale – Draw for Arrangements
includes refreshments – coffee/tea & cookies
Admission: $3.00


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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!