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Sara Williams Presentation


Sara Williams
Heirloom Plants and Horticultural Pioneers Workshop
presented by Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 1 to 4pm
All Saint’s Church Auditorium
1500 Day St., Wpg., MB

If you have ever wondered what plants would have been available to Prairie Gardeners prior to World War 1 or if you are thinking of creating an “Heirloom Garden”, here are the answers. Where would we be without the breeding work of our pioneers such as Frank Skinner, Henry Marshall, Les Kerr, Cecil Patterson and Percy Wright? Discover their introductions (‘Thunderchild’ flowering crab, ‘Scarlet Trumpet’ honeysuckle, ‘Adelaide Hoodless’ rose and many more) and their stories.

Entrance fee at the door: $5.00
No fee for MMGA members

All are welcome!


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MMGA presents ‘The Gardener’

MMGA is presenting “The Gardener”
Saturday, February 4, 2017 – 12:30pm
Cinematique, 100 Arthur St., Wpg. MB

A film by Sebastian Chabot is a documentary about the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.

Shortly before his passing at age 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his twenty-acre English-style garden and summer estate that was opened to a film crew for the first time in 2009.

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchante place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.

Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world.

Here is a short video:

Here is a film to get your garden-planning kick started for the new year!

Tickets Non-members: $15.00 Purchase by PayPal

Tickets: Members: $10.00 Purchase by PayPal

Congratulations to Karen Loewen, Master Gardener!


Karen Loewen was recently honoured by Steinbach, Manitoba Mayor, Chris Goertzen, for her 10 years of leadership as President of the Steinbach Area Garden Club. Karen was thanked for the many partnerships she has created and the contributions made to the quality of life in Steinbach and surrounding areas. To commemorate this special occasion “Karen’s Tree” will be planted in the KR Barkman Park in 2017. Karen is a passionate advocate for maintaining a healthy environment.

Karen is also one of the founding members of the Manitoba Master Gardener Association. On behalf of all of us at the MMGA, thank you, Karen, for your contributions to Manitoba’s gardening community! Warmest wishes!

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!

The Prairie Garden

A Great Gift for the Gardener!
A great reference book for Prairie Gardeners!
The Prairie Garden 2017 Edition:  Herbs

The 77th edition brings gardeners exciting plant options for the Prairies, with Herbs featured.  Herb gardening is extremely popular and diverse with many common and unusual offerings.  The 2017 edition of The Prairie Garden will amaze readers with how successful and diverse the current choices for herbs 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:

Canadian Master Gardener Conference


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



Honourable Mention – ImagineAbility

Gold Medal for Chelsea Flower Show

Gold Medal for Chelsea Flower Show’s first woman of colour, Juliet Sargeant

Juliet hopes the success for her Modern Slavery garden will help spur a huge increase in diversity in horticulture. The central black courtyard has a single oak tree planted in it which is a symbol of hope. The concept of the darkness of slavery behind closed doors.
More garden photos.


Nativity Fairy Garden