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.

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Come Grow with Us – Seed Starting 12:00 pm
Come Grow with Us – Seed Starting @ Gaynor Family Library
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Using Native Plants in Our Own Backyard 1:30 pm
Using Native Plants in Our Own Backyard @ Canadian Mennonite University South Campus
Mar 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Using Native Plants in Our Own Backyard @ Canadian Mennonite University South Campus | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada
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Seed Starting 7:00 pm
Seed Starting @ Louis Riel Library
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Orchid Show and Sale 10:00 am
Orchid Show and Sale @ Breezy Bend Country Club
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm
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Gardening Saturday – Winnipeg 8:30 am
Gardening Saturday – Winnipeg @ Canadian Mennonite University North Campus
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Registration for Workshops  –  Register Here This is an excellent day of workshops, trade show and sharing with like-minded people – gardeners!