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


Our First Pop Up Garden!
Thursday, June 27, 2019
6 pm to 9 pm.

Location – 203 Vernon Road, St James, R3J 2W1 (Just off Portage Avenue on the north side)
Entrance Cost – $5.00 at the Gate

@mmgapop-up #mmgapop-up

Sandy’s Peonies are Available to Visit!

Sandy has an extensive collection of peonies.. Many will be in bloom. You can ask her all about the various types of peonies she grows.

This is a new approach in addition to the garden tours that MMGA organizes. We hope to catch the peak time for this plant, so you can enjoy them in all their glory!  And more to see in Sandy’s garden are Martagon lilies, late blooming tall Iris and possibly early David Austin roses.

Come to enjoy the scene and learn more about this very showy flower and more from Master Gardeners!

Gardens of Southeastern Manitoba – Bus Tour
hosted by Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Saturday, July 6, 2019
9:00am – 6:00pm

A fabulous tour of gardens in the Steinbach and Kleefeld areas of Manitoba with stops at a local greenhouse and Mennonite Heritage Museum!

Our first destination is Kleefeld where we will visit a couple of large rural gardens full of ideas that will inspire you. Continuing on to Steinbach, we will stop at the Mennonite Heritage Museum. You have the option to purchase lunch there or bring your own. Members of the Steinbach and Area Garden Club will explain the gardens around the museum. The gardens are the club’s community project.
The tour continues with a couple more gardens in Steinbach and a chance to check out plants at Sunshine Nursery.

This is an all day tour, leaving Winnipeg at 9:00am and returning at 6:00pm. Attendees are required to meet at 8:45am (the latest) at the Southwest corner, Polo Park parking lot, Portage Avenue & St. James Street with your ticket.
Food and beverages are extra. Open to all interested gardeners.

Our bus tour sold out last year. If you want to be on this one, book your seats early!

Tickets: Non-members – $35.00 Members – $25.00

Eventbrite Tickets: Non-members

Member Eventbrite Tickets :  please go to the Member Login page for the link. 
For more information contact Shelley Walker:

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!

Tickets available at:
Country Root’s Market & Garden, 1577 Henderson Hwy.
Feasey Chiropractic & Wellness Centre, 7-208 Marion Street, Wpg.
Jensen’s Nursery & Garden Centre – 2550 McGillivray Blvd., Wpg.
Lacoste Garden Centre – 2787 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg.
McNally Robinson Booksellers – 4000-1120 Grant Ave., Grant Park Mall, Wpg.
Sage Gardens Greenhouses – 3410 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg.
Shelmerdine Garden Centre – 7800 Roblin Blvd., Wpg.
St. Mary’s Nursery & Garden Centre – 2901 St. Mary’s Rd., Wpg.
The Shops of St. Andrews, 5607 Hwy. 9, St. Andrews, MB

Online PayPal ticket is $17.00 to offset online costs.

Purchase your Garden Tour and Plant Sale Tickets

Trees Winnipeg (Coalition to Save the Elms) was originally established as non-profit in 1992 dedicated to preserving Winnipeg’s beloved American elm trees through community engagement and education. Since then Trees Winnipeg mission has evolved into protection, preservation and promotion of the urban forest and urban environment.

Trees Winnipeg is an organization committed to protecting and educating Winnipeg on the benefits of its urban forest and threats that impact it. Trees Winnipeg is asking for your help in conducting the Winnipeg Forest Watch Program. We are looking for volunteers to conduct surveys on pre-determined routes. There will be two types of surveys. The first survey will be held in early summer to identify trees that may have been affected by emerald ash borer (EAB). The second survey will to identify potential candidates for the City of Winnipeg’s ash injection program.

Volunteers will be invited to attend two workshops, the welcome workshop and the wrap up workshop. At the welcome workshop, all volunteers will receive the information they need to identify trees that are affected by EAB and trees that can be candidates for injection to prevent EAB.

Trees Winnipeg with the partnership of the City of Winnipeg and dedicated volunteers can help combat and manage invasive pests in Winnipeg. Please, send this notice to any members interested in volunteering.

On behalf of Trees Winnipeg and our executive board of directors, I would like to say thank-you and we look forward to working with you in preserving our canopy.


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 TEN 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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Wine Cap Mushroom Growing Workshop 10:30 am
Wine Cap Mushroom Growing Workshop @ Sustainable South Osborne
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop at: Baltimore Road at Churchill Drive (250 Churchill Drive) Rain Date: June 2 Join ecologist and mushroom growing enthusiast Tom Nagy of River City Mushrooms as he introduces you to the joys of cultivating your... Read More
Emotional Garden 7:00 pm
Emotional Garden @ West Kildonan Community Club
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Emotional Garden” How Colours Influence the Mood in your Garden.
12th Annual Iris Show 1:00 pm
12th Annual Iris Show @ Bourkevale Community Centre
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12th Annual Iris Show @ Bourkevale Community Centre | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada
        All are Welcome!
Diseases in your Garden-Recognize, Prevent, Manage 6:30 pm
Diseases in your Garden-Recognize, Prevent, Manage @ Charleswood Library
Jun 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Diseases are a constant threat to plants growing in your garden or landscape. Learn why they occur, what causes them, and what you can do to minimize potential damage. Enhance your knowledge of plant pathology so... Read More
Berry Bush Propagation 7:00 pm
Berry Bush Propagation @ People Garden-Sustainable South Osborne
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  Sustainable South Osborne began its orchard with purchased plants. Now they are propagating plants themselves. Learn about propagating berry bushes including grafting, air layering, and root sucker techniques. Drop by the library table to browse... Read More
Gardening for Life 12:00 pm
Gardening for Life @ Millennium Library
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Gardening is good for the soul and the body at all ages, but changing abilities can present limitations. Learn from two experienced gardeners about adaptations such as raised beds, ergonomic tools, and best practices so that... Read More
Beausejour Garden Days 9:00 am
Beausejour Garden Days @ Beausejour Daylily Gardens
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Beausejour Garden Days @ Beausejour Daylily Gardens | Beausejour | Manitoba | Canada
The official “GARDEN GARDEN DAY” FOR THE TOWN OF BEAUSEJOUR. Games of bocce, lawn checkers, picnics and self-guided tours for the Beausejour Daylily Gardens. .
Grand Forks – Garden Tour, Peony & Plant Sale 10:00 am
Grand Forks – Garden Tour, Peony & Plant Sale @ Myra Museum
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grand Forks - Garden Tour, Peony & Plant Sale @ Myra Museum | Grand Forks | North Dakota | United States
How to Manage Pests in your Garden 6:30 pm
How to Manage Pests in your Garden @ Windsor Park Library
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Methods to manage pests in any garden are almost as varied as the pests themselves. Entomologist Ian Wise discusses how to identify and manage insect and vertebrate pest problems of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Discover what... Read More
Hydrangea Presentation – Gimli Garden Club 6:30 pm
Hydrangea Presentation – Gimli Garden Club @ Gimli Environmental Building
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hydrangea Presentation - Gimli Garden Club @ Gimli Environmental Building | Manitoba | Canada
  Speaker is Colleen Zacharias. Open to Everyone!
Choosing the Best Fruit Crop Cultivars for Your Yard 12:00 pm
Choosing the Best Fruit Crop Cultivars for Your Yard @ Millenium Library
Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Learn about fruit crops that grow in an urban landscape and the best cultivars to use in our extreme climate. The presentation will also touch on relatively new fruit crops such as dwarf sour cherry as... Read More
International Peace Gardens – Garden Days 10:00 am
International Peace Gardens – Garden Days @ International Peace Gardens
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm
International Peace Gardens - Garden Days @ International Peace Gardens | Boissevain | Manitoba
Urban Retreats Garden Tour 10:00 am
Urban Retreats Garden Tour @ Westworth United Church
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Urban Retreats Garden Tour @ Westworth United Church | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada
      Self-guided tour of beautiful River Heights gardens in support of St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry a member of, sponsored by Royal LePage Prime Real Estate. Tickets $15, available at Ron Paul Garden... Read More
Pop-up Garden 6:00 pm
Pop-up Garden @ Sandy's Garden
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pop-up Garden @ Sandy's Garden | Winnipeg | Manitoba | Canada
Our 1st Pop Up Garden! Sandy’s Garden is Ready for a Visit! Location – 203 Vernon Road, St James, R3J 2W1 (Just off Portage Avenue on the north side) Cost – $5.00 at the Gate Sandy... Read More