Vancouver

We had a great time at The Spring Affair - from Dirt to Dixter - March 13th MJ Fox Theatre - Special Guests: Fergus Garrett, Plantsman and head gardener at Great Dixter in East Sussex &  Dan Hinkley, Plant hunter,  plantsman, writer and lecturer  

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For our Members: NEXT GENERAL MEETING :

Monday May 9th , 9:30 am Speaker - Ewan MacKenzie , Topic - Prepare to be Water Wise This Summer

Mon, Jun 6/2016 @ 7:30 pm- Speaker - Nancy Moore

Topic - Success with Herbaceoous Perennials - Planted in the Right Place and Given What They Want

 

 

  • What we do: provide Master Gardeners with educational opportunities about gardening and environmentally responsible gardening practices
  • we respond to questions in garden centres, farmers markets and community gardens and other events across the Lower Mainland and on the Sunshine Coast.
  • Answer questions via the Plant Information Line, write for local papers, and speak to community groups
  • we participate in a variety of community projects including assistance with horticultural therapy programs in hospitals and other institutions
  • we work with students and teachers in local schools, and support “greening” projects in community parks and public spaces. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

For the Public: Where to find us in 2016: Click here

Find us on Facebook - Vancouver Master Gardeners 

MG Training in Vancouver at VanDusen Click here

How to Use this Website: look at the Home page to see what's new.

GREAT REFERENCE : Commonly asked Questions during Clinics Resource Document is here

What about EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS? Click here

TOOLKIT - Issues YOU need to know about: Diseases, Invasives , Insects, etc is here

How to Submit Plant Samples for Diagnosis here

Calendar of 2016 Meetings and Workshops ( sign in to the Membership Website for full details or look for dates : here

More MEMBER INFO Member-only Lecture Links from Past Meetings may be found by signing in to the Vancouver Membership Services Website. If you do not know how please reply to any emails from Vancouver MG Info

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MEMBERS: we are now using the new Vancouver membership website for all clinic & project sign up. If you do not know how to access this info please contact us by replying to any email from Vancouver MGs .

  • About Us The Vancouver Master Gardeners ( previously known since the mid 1980's as the Master Gardeners Association of BC ) was established in 2009. The Vancouver MGs are remain affiliated with the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association and are now under the umbrella of the MGABC Provincial Association.
  • What do Vancouver Master Gardeners do? The Vancouver Master Gardeners support the mission of MGABC by: - providing Master Gardeners with educational opportunities about gardening and environmentally responsible gardening practices - having Master Gardeners respond to questions in garden centres, farmers markets and community events across the Lower Mainland and on the Sunshine Coast. - staffing the VanDusen Botanical Garden Plant Information Line, writing for local papers, and speaking to community groups - participating in a variety of community projects including assistance with horticultural therapy programs in hospitals and other institutions - working with students and teachers in local schools, and supporting “greening” projects in community parks and public spaces.

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Articles

I Love Tree Peonies

This is a story of my experience with peonies, particularly tree peonies. I have found them to be well suited to the Pacific Northwest.  Summer drought tolerant, deer resistant, (in my world deer proof plants are those inside yards with large dogs and surrounded by 7 foot fences...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 17:43 in Vancouver | Read more
Resources

MOST COMMONLY ASKED: Clinic Questions - Answer Resources Included

A wealth of Info based on the most commonly asked questions to Vancouver Master Gardeners is contained in these pages by clicking here . Most of these answers relate to the Pacific Northwest Area 1. What plants are good for a shady area? For a sunny area? For a dry area?For a...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 16:00 in Vancouver | Read more
News

A SPRING AFFAIR - from Dirt to Dixter - post conference news

POST CONFERENCE NEWS: It was a cold , wet , blustery day - perfect for spending indoors! Over 375 People attended and the day flew by as we laughed and learned. Our 3 MG Speakers: Mike N, Cathy C. and Tony P. rounded out the lectures nicely at the end of the day with their short...

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 18:28 in Vancouver | Read more
Resources

SPRING IPM for the SWD : Asian Fruit Fly

Spring IPM for the Asian Fruit Fly : Spotted Wing Drosophilla   Advice for this month comes directly from Agri-BC: “Anticipate SWD, plan for it, & don’t be caught off guard!” As you know from the integrated pest management training, prevention is the first line of defence...

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:33 in Vancouver | Read more
Articles

ROMANCE BLOSSOMS - A Trip to the NW Flower and Garden Show

This years' show embodied the theme 'Romance Blossoms' with stunning landscaped gardens by the region's best known landscapers and growers.  The exhibition featured 23 grand display gardens, daily schedules of instructive and entertaining seminars, floral competition, city...

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 09:40 in Vancouver | Read more
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SPRING FORWARD - March 8th 2015

Another fabulous day of Lectures , Vendors and Plant Sales. Spring Forward 2015 , was Sunday, March 8, 2015  10 am - 4:30 pm MJ Fox Theatre, Burnaby We welcomed over 250 people:  Friends, Family and the General Public to this once a year event! -----------------------------...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 09:29 in Vancouver | Read more
Articles

A TALE OF TWO TREES

Growing in my neighbourhood, I have watched these two monkey puzzle (Araucaria araucana) trees for some three or four years. They receive the same amount of light, are the same distance from the road, grow in very similar soil and receive the same sparing amounts of dry season...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:13 in Vancouver | Read more
News

SEEDY SATURDAY - Vancouver -

Mark your Calendars! Seedy Saturday 2016 is February 27th -- vancouver seedy Saturday's are always the last Saturday of February  Seedy Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 10 am - 4pm Floral Hall,  VanDusen - Admission by Donation Come join us at this celebrated annual event featuring...

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 09:30 in Vancouver | Read more
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ADVANCED TRAINING - Trees : A Walk at Dart's Hill

More stunning shots this time of the October field trip for Advanced Training : Trees, to Dart's Hill, in Surrey BC - Click here for more info on Advanced training A remarkable Heritage Tree, Juglans cimera x J. sieboldiana v. Cordiformis (Canadian/ Japanese walnut hybrid) ...

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 05:23 in Vancouver | Read more
Resources

SIX TIPS FOR EVALUATING GARDENING APPS - for your smart phone or tablet

If you have a smart phone or tablet, there is bewildering array of gardening related apps available in the Apple or Google app stores.   If you search for the word plant the top choice will undoubtedly be Plants versus Zombies – an addictive game but probably not what you were...

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 07:39 in Vancouver | Read more