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.
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Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Invites Everyone to Attend – April 30th, 2016
Presentation by Dr. Eva Pip
Toxic Plants in Prairie Gardens. Plant Safety Gardeners Need to Know.

Time: 1:30pm – SunGro Centre, Icebreaker Lounge, 360 Community Lane, Beausejour, MB
No Charge to attend.
Info: or phone Carol – 204.268.3950



2nd Place – Innovation Category
Canadian Master Gardener Conference
April 8 to 10, 2016
How-To Gardening Videos



 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
Watch here for when they will be available at garden centres.
May be purchased via PayPal by contacting:





Beausejour Daylily Gardens
Nifty Nag Derby and Dinner
Saturday, April 30, 2016 – Doors open – 5pm

Location: Beausejour Legion, 300 Veterans Lane
Tickets Limited – Advance purchase required.
Contact: Mary – 204.266.1311 or Carol – 204.268.3950

Other Events on April 30,2016

Giant Garage and Flea Market – Indoors at Sungro Centre – 9am to 3pm

Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Invites Everyone to Attend
Dr. Eva Pip’s Presentation
Toxic Plants in Prairie Gardens. Plant Safety Gardeners Need to Know.

Time: 1:30pm – SunGro Centre, Icebreaker Lounge, 360 Community Lane, Beausejour, MB
No Charge to attend.
Info: or phone Carol – 204.268.3950




Mother’s Day Plant Sale – Gardens Manitoba
Sunday, May 8, 2016   10am – 3pm

Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Wpg. MB

Great selections of: Perennials   –  Annuals  –   Small Fruits  –   Herbs  –   Native Plants  –   Tropicals  –   Friend’s Share Table

If you missed the sold-out workshops at Gardening Saturday, two are being presented at the Mother’s Day plant sale.

Owning a Hobby Greenhouse
presented by: Mick Manfield, Master Gardener
Register at:  Owning a Hobby Greenhouse
Fee: $20.00

Promoting Birds, Butterflies and Bees in the Garden
presented by: Dr. Eva Pips
Register at:  Promoting Birds, Butterflies and Bees in the Garden
Fee: $20.00

For more info:

Plants Available:   David Austin Roses 2016
Plants for Mother’s Day Part 1
Plants for Mother’s Day Part 2
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Gardening Courses by a Master Gardener

Seven Oaks School Division Continuing Education Courses

Disover the Many Benefits of Growing Native Prairie Plants in your Garden

Greating a low-maintenance garden full of spectacular prairie flowers and grasses is fun and easy! Join us as we look at the variety of plants you can incorporate into an existing or new garden. Great for large or small spaces. Take home some potted plants to start your garden.

Location: West Kildonan Collegiate – Room 117
Instructor: Cathy Shaluk, Master Gardener of the Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Course Fee: $20.00
Lab Fee: $5.00 (payable to instructor night of class)
Date: May 5, 2016 – Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Course: S16 – 38B
Click link to register and pay online:



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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