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.

The Manitoba Master Gardener Association (MMGA) is an independent organization and has no affiliation with other Manitoba garden clubs which are listed under the banner.
Garden Club News


MMGA Presents
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

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite: Non-members – Tickets
Members: go to the Member Login page to purchase in a private link.

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.
More of Recreating Eden can be found at the series website

Thank you to Mere Hotel, Winnipeg, for sponsoring Thomas Hobbs’ hotel accommodation! 


July 20, 2019 – MMGA Annual Garden Tour

Mark your 2019 calendar for our Annual Garden Tour with 9 unique gardens and our members at each garden to answer your gardening questions.
Plus our Plant Sale at one of the gardens!


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. 

Support our Local Manitoba Greenhouses!

A very special “Thank You” to local garden centres who generously give members of our Manitoba Master Gardener Association a 10% discount on regularly priced plants and garden merchandise. As Master Gardeners let’s give local garden centres our support and keep them in business. Let them know how much we appreciate them, their plants and their expertise. Remember this is a mutually beneficial relationship! For 2018 the list stands at TWELVE garden centers. Here are the names of participating 10% off donors:

Alternative Landscaping Ltd., 34th St. & Patricia Ave., Brandon, MB
Green Oak Gardens, Beausejour, MB –
Jardins St-Leon Gardens, 419 St. Mary’s Rd.,Wpg. –
Lacoste Garden Centre, 2787 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. –
Red Valley Plant Market, 3091 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. –
Ron Paul Garden Centre, Winnipeg –
Sage Gardens Greenhouses, 3410 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg. –
Schriemer’s Greenhouse, 2857 McGregor Farm Rd., Birds Hill –
Shelmerdine Nursery & Garden Centre, 7800 Roblin Blvd., Headingley, MB –
The Green Spot, 139 Rosser Ave., E., Brandon  –


To all Manitoba Garden/Horticultural or Garden related organizations!!
This website is a great opportunity for your organization to post or advertise 2018 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

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Nature & Garden Expo – Morden, MB 1:00 pm
Nature & Garden Expo – Morden, MB @ Access Event Centre
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nature & Garden Expo - Morden, MB @ Access Event Centre | Morden | Manitoba | Canada
The Nature and Garden Expo brings together organizations and businesses that are all about nature, plants, and environmental action! Evening Presentations will get you informed about current nature & environment topics, and will inspire you with... Read More
Grand Forks, North Dakota – Gardening Saturday 8:00 am
Grand Forks, North Dakota – Gardening Saturday @ Alerus Center
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
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Manitoba Regional Lily Society Spring Seminar & Annual Meeting 9:30 am
Manitoba Regional Lily Society Spring Seminar & Annual Meeting @ Phoenix Community Centre
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration $30.00 each ($35 after deadline) includes coffee breaks and noon meal Pre-payment required by March 29th Send to: MRLS c/o 99 Macalester Bay, Wpg, MB R3T 2X6 seminar registration 2019 Speakers (morning & afternoon): Hugh... Read More
Foraging without Fear 10:30 am
Foraging without Fear @ Henderson Library
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
  Join mushroom growing enthusiast Tom Nagy as he illustrates the basic techniques that you can use to cultivate delicious edible mushrooms in your own backyard. Discover how rewarding mushroom growing can be and how you... Read More
Growing Successful Summer Containers 7:00 pm
Growing Successful Summer Containers @ Valley Gardens Community Club
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A presentation on planting your summer garden containers with tips on what to do to grow them successfully for the entire summer. presenter – Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener
What’s New for Summer 2019 7:30 pm
What’s New for Summer 2019
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Susan Jensen Stubbe of Jensen’s Garden Centre, will tell us what’s new in the plant world of flowers, herbs and vegetables as we plan for summer. Are you adventurous enough to try something new in 2019?... Read More
Niverville 2nd Garden & Outdoor Living Show 10:00 am
Niverville 2nd Garden & Outdoor Living Show @ Niverville Heritage Centre
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Niverville 2nd Garden & Outdoor Living Show @ Niverville Heritage Centre | Niverville | Manitoba | Canada
Oyster Mushroom Growing Workshop 10:30 am
Oyster Mushroom Growing Workshop @ Riverview Community Centre
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join ecologist and mushroom growing enthusiast Tom Nagy of River City Mushrooms as he introduces you to the joys of cultivating your own oyster mushrooms. Come and learn how to successfully grow these delicious gourmet mushrooms... Read More
Square Foot Gardening 6:30 pm
Square Foot Gardening @ Fort Garry Library
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  This workshop with Mick Manfield from Gardens Manitoba covers the 10 basic principles of square foot gardening. You will learn various layouts,  succession planting and how to grow a large amount of food in a... Read More
Companion Gardening 6:30 pm
Companion Gardening @ St. Vital Library
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Make peace, not war! Promote harmony in your garden by recognizing which plants get along, and which ones cannot stand each other! Come and learn with Dr. Eva Pip how to make the most of your... Read More
Creating Privacy in Your Garden 10:30 am
Creating Privacy in Your Garden @ Millenium Library Carol Shields Auditorium
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The visual presentation by Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener and gardening columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press focuses on tips, techniques and plant selection for creating a lush private outdoor space.  Registration opens Feb. 21 online or by... Read More
Learning about Petunias 12:00 pm
Learning about Petunias @ Gaynor Family Library
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Everybody would agree on the statement that the old, proven petunia,all time gardeners’ favorite, is coming back in popularity with more glamour and flair. Petunia are amazing annuals which captured the hearts of gardeners for over... Read More
Foraging without Fear 6:30 pm
Foraging without Fear @ Osborne Library
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join seasoned mushroom forager Tom Nagy as he introduces you to some of Manitoba’s most common and charismatic wild edible fungi. Learn how to confidently identify each species and tell them apart from similar, non-edible species.... Read More
Zone 3 Vertical Plant Gardening 6:30 pm
Zone 3 Vertical Plant Gardening @ West Kildonan Library
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  Mick Manfield from Gardens Manitoba will discuss plants that climb vertically within a garden. This will include perennial and annual flowering plants, vegetables and salad plants and plants which are suited to containers. The presentation... Read More
Growing a Gardener 2:00 pm
Growing a Gardener @ Bibliotheque de Saint-Boniface
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
How do carrots grow? Why don’t all flowers smell nice? This workshop is for adults on gardening with children. Capture a child’s natural curiosity by getting them out in the garden and experiencing the joy of... Read More
Earth Day – Fort Whyte Alive 10:00 am
Earth Day – Fort Whyte Alive @ FortWhyte Alive - FWA
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Let’s celebrate the earth together! Join us for live entertainment, environmental workshops and exciting outdoor activities. Help us celebrate the planet with lessons in sustainability, special programming at FortWhyte Farms and a chance to explore the... Read More
Growing Orchids in your Home 6:30 pm
Growing Orchids in your Home @ St. James Assiniboia Library
Apr 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  Orchids are the most popular potted plant in the world, adapting well to home environments with a long blooming period. Joan Porteous from the Manitoba Orchid Society will discuss types of orchids, cultural considerations, re-potting... Read More