Thomas Hobbs – ‘Is Your Cake Baked’
Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 1pm
Canadian Mennonite University Auditorium
North Campus – 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Wpg., MB
Thomas Hobbs is an internationally known impresario of garden and floral design. He runs Southlands Nursery in Vancouver, Canada, and his private garden has been featured in many prominent magazines, including Horticulture, House Beautiful, Garden Making, Better Homes and Gardens, and Garden Design. Tom has a weekly television show in Canada in which he offers gardening tips and encourages gardeners to tap into their creativity for design projects. He has been featured on Martha Stewart Living television and magazine and the exceptional television show ‘Recreating Eden’ dedicated an entire episode to Thomas Hobbs’ life with plants. He travels across North America giving popular lectures on inspirational garden design.
Thomas Hobbs was born in Winnipeg obsessed with plants and had his first greenhouse at age six. He emphasizes the importance of design as a means to connect with the earth. His first book was the acclaimed bestseller Shocking Beauty, and The Jewel Box Garden is his equally stunning sequel.
Tickets: Members – $10.00 Non-members – $20.00
We are thrilled to have permission through Merit Jensen Carr of Merit Motion Pictures and MGIT Elise Swerhone who is the director and writer of the Episode to share the link to Recreating Eden – Season 2, Episode 7- A Charmed Life – Thomas Hobbs. https://vimeo.com/314350220
More of Recreating Eden can be found at the series website http://www.recreatingeden.com/
Thank you to Mere Hotel, Winnipeg, for sponsoring Thomas Hobbs’ hotel accommodation!
Thank you for Donations from:
Red Valley Plant Market – Vic Lesser, Red River Soils – Lacoste Garden Centre – Huna Natural Apothecary – Bobbex Canada – Watson Designs & Landscaping – B&D Spice Mixers – Kaz Sawicz – Jensen Nursery and Garden Centre – Schreimer’s Greenhouses & Garden Centre – Front Door Stories – Sunshine Nursery & Greenhouse – Shelmerdine Garden – Centre – The Prairie Garden – Lee Valley Tools – Vandermeer Greenhouses- Lenora Kehler – Canadian Tire, Fermor – Avenue, Winnipeg- McKenzie Seeds – Dirt ‘N’ Grow Evolve Organics
Using Native Plants in Our Own Backyard
Saturday, March 16/19 – 1:30 – 3:30pm
Canadian Mennonite University,
500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB
Hosted by Manitoba Master Gardener Association
John P. Morgan – President, Prairie Habitats Inc., will present about why we should consider using native Manitoba plants in our familiar, but often fairly sterile, urban and rural landscapes. Some of the plant’s unique history, importance, folklore, benefits and aesthetics will be examined. Patterning our approach to land use after the ecology of the natural systems that evolved over millennia has economic, social and environmental effects. Integrating native wildflowers, grasses and shrubs successfully into modern landscapes takes knowledge, passion and time. The results, however, can lead us to a better appreciation and stewardship of those same natural processes that sustain our species.
Members: Free Non-members: $5.00
No registration required.
This event is an educational opportunity for Master Gardeners.
“Come Grow With Us”
Presented by Gardeners Share North
Saturday, March 16 @ 12 noon
Gaynor Family Library Theatre
806 Manitoba Ave., Selkirk, MB
Have you always wanted to start your own seeds so that you are ready for spring planting?
Join Master Gardener Mick Manfield as he explains how to start your own plants from seed, what equipment to buy that will help with successful seed starting, the advantages and disadvantages of certain growing pots and some useful tips and tricks on seed storing and seed viability.
We are pleased to offer a variety of tomato seedlings at this event.
MMGA Hosts the Film
Five Seasons-the Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Saturday, February 2, 2018 – 12:30pm
Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street, Winnipeg, MB
This film about the world’s most celebrated garden designer immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes them inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to his theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.
Discussions take place through all four seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago and the Netherlands.
The film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser and Wirth Somerset.