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



Using Native Plants in Our Own Backyard
Saturday, March 16/19 – 1:30 – 3:30pm
Canadian Mennonite University,
South Campus

500 Shafesbury 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.



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 gives popular lectures across North America 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.
Coming soon!
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.



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.


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.

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Manitoba Horticultural Association Convention 8:30 am
Manitoba Horticultural Association Convention @ Carman Community Hall
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – 8:30 pm
2019 MHA AGM Convention Booklet
Manitoba Horticultural Association Convention 8:30 am
Manitoba Horticultural Association Convention @ Carman Community Hall
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
2019 MHA AGM Convention Booklet
A Film – Five Seasons-the Gardens of Piet Oudolf 12:30 pm
A Film – Five Seasons-the Gardens of Piet Oudolf @ Cinematheque
Feb 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
A Film - Five Seasons-the Gardens of Piet Oudolf @ Cinematheque | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada
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... Read More
Seedy Saturday 10:00 am
Seedy Saturday @ Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Seedy Saturday @ Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada
  Manitoba Master Gardener Association will have an information table, so  come with your gardening and seed starting questions and we are happy to help answer them. A great event for gardeners to meet and share... Read More
Manitoba Bees: How to Support Them 7:30 pm
Manitoba Bees: How to Support Them @ Charleswood Senior Centre
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Manitoba Bees: How to Support Them @ Charleswood Senior Centre | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada
      Dr. Jason Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Entomology at the U of M will highlight the remarkable diversity of Manitoba’s native bees, risks they face and steps to mitigate decline in populations.  
Companion Gardening 6:30 pm
Companion Gardening @ St. Vital Library
Feb 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