2018 Annual Garden Tour


Manitoba Master Gardener Association
 Annual Garden Tour
Saturday, July 21, 2018 – 9am – 4pm
 Tickets: $15.00

Tickets available at:
Jensen’s Nursery & Garden Centre, 2550 McGillivray Blvd., Wpg., MB
Lacoste Garden Centre, 2787 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg., MB
McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Ave., Wpg., MB
Petrasko Market & Garden, 1577 Henderson Hwy., Wpg., MB
Sage Gardens Greenhouse, 3410 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg., MB
Shelmerdine Nursery & Garden Centre, 7800 Roblin Blvd., Headingley, MB
Shops of St. Andrews, 5607 Hwy #9 (Main Street), St. Andrews, MB
St. Mary’s Nursery, 2901 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg., MB

Tickets available day of the tour:
9 – 11am at the Herb Garden, Assiniboine Park.
Plus at the above vendors – phone them first to confirm they have not sold out.
Payment by PayPal.

Sesquicentennial Community Garden Project

Congratulations Karen Fontaine!

Master Gardener and one of our members, Karen Fontaine, spearheaded the Sesquicentennial Community Garden Project for the St. Vital Horticultural Society. Learn more about Karen’s dedication to making a vision become a reality. Read Here.

Interlake Garden Bus Tour


Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Interlake Garden Bus Tour
June 24, 2018 – 9am – 7pm

Book now for this very special outing to Gimli and area for a tour of gorgeous gardens of the Interlake. On Sunday, June 24th, the tour leaves at 9:00 a.m. sharp (please be there at 8:45 a.m.) from the parking lot west of the former Sears building at Polo Park and returns there at approximately 7:00 p.m. (Cars may be left there for the duration). There will be 5 gardens plus a final stop at Plants Plus Garden Centre in Petersfield. Guests are welcome.
MMGA members: $25.00; guests: $35.00. Purchase through Paypal online at: www.mgmanitoba.com
Or mail a cheque, made payable to Manitoba Master Gardeners Association, totalling all seats to be purchased – include everyone’s names, plus your contact number – to Interlake Bus tour: 849 Pepperloaf Crescent, Winnipeg R3R 1G5. Your seat(s) will be confirmed on receipt of your cheque for the full amount due.

Trees Presentations

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Trees are Essential Presentations
Manitoba Master Gardener Association

Monday, June 18, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30pm
Osborne Public Library, 625 Osborne St., Wpg., MB
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30pm
Louis Riel Public Library, 1168 Dakota St., Wpg., MB
Trees are essential — Learn the basics of tree care in this visual presentation by the Manitoba Master Gardener Association “Branching Out” study group with special guest Michael Allen, Viburnum Tree Care and certified ISA arborist. Educational handouts will be included.

There will be an abundance of educational handouts for registrants as well as two donated books on trees, copies of “Field Guide to the Native Trees of Manitoba” from the Canadian Forestry Service/Manitoba Natural Resources Forestry for registrants, as well as 60 copies of the Manitoba Hydro Forest Enhancement Tree Care Guide.

Maximum seating capacity is approximately 30 registrants per class for a potential audience of 60. The presentations are being promoted by Winnipeg Public Library. Each evening presentation is identical.

CBC Interview with Jeannette Adams, Master Gardener

CBC Radio – Sunday, April 1/18
Interviewing Jeannette Adams, Master Gardener
8:40 – 8:50am – 990AM
Jeannette will explain her presentation of teaching adults how to build an interest in gardening for children.


Orchid Show 2018

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Book Launch – Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens

Book Launch
Growing Fruit in Northern Gardens
Saturday, January 27/18 – 7:00pm
McNally Booksellers, Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Ave., Wpg., MB

Written by Sara Williams and Bob Bors, two of western Canada’s foremost horticulturalists. This book is an encyclopaedic collection of information gained from years of practical information and combined with the most current research.  From saskatoons to sea buckthorn, this book covers fruit both common and esoteric.  All the information you need to select and grow fruit in places where the weather can be challenging if not downright nasty.

Educational Update – Ian Wise & Dave Hanson


Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Red Lily Beetles & Emerald Ash Borer
presented by Ian Wise – Entomologist
What’s New Growing Under Lights
Dave Hanson – Sage Gardens
Saturday, January 13/18 – 1:00pm
Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus
100 Shaftesbury Blvd., Wpg., MB
Guests: $5.00          Members: no cost

Learn about the latest red lily beetle control trials and what you can grow inside under lights from Sage Gardens co-owner Dave Hanson. Learn to garden inside with new lighting available in the marketplace.

All are Welcome!

Film – Elevated Thinking-High Line NYC


Film “Elevated Thinking: High Line in New York City”
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 – 12:30pm
Cinemateque, 100 Arthur St., Wpg., MB
Members: $5.00 Non-Members: $10.00
A panel discussion will follow moderated by Colleen Zacharias.

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