Victoria

Welcome to the Victoria Master Gardener Association (VMGA) website!  Our next members meeting is Sunday March 20th 2-5pm - General Meeting, HCP Pavilion, 505 Quayle Rd..  VMGA has also organized several summer educational events - members, please check your email for details. 

Upcoming Events and items of interest to the public and members:

  • Local Garden Events:  We have a new feature, Out and About has transformed into a calendar where you can see how busy our gardening community is! 
  • Clinics: The 2016 calendar season is in planning and a first draft has been emailed to members.
  • You Asked Us ...actual questions (and researched responses) presented to Master Gardeners at clinics in their community.  Check it out here
  • Mixing it Up - 2017 Biennial Conference Clck here. 

More about VMGA:

VMGA is a volunteer organization whose members share a passion for gardening and the willingness to share this passion with the community.  Established in 2000, our mission is to provide the most up-to-date information on reliable and environmentally responsible horticultural pratices for our region. 

All members have completed the Master Gardener Basic Training program in Victoria or are Master Gardeners trained elsewhere.  To learn about becoming a Master Gardener follow this link...  

Our members live on southern Vancouver Island, including Greater Victoria, the Gulf Islands and up the Malahat to beyond Mill Bay. 

VMGA is a proud partner and supporter of the Horticulture Center of the Pacific, a locally treasured garden and horticulture education centre. Visit here for more information.   

To contact us, email info.vmga@gmail.com

 

 

updated: January 1, 2016

 

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TANSY RAGWORT Information Project

“Tansy Ragwort is a Noxious Weed - Send It Packing!” The Victoria Master Gardeners Association and the Cowichan Exhibition collaborated on a public information project for the Cowichan Fair in 2014. Team members for the Victoria Master Gardener Association, Adele Weir, Frances...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 14:33 in Victoria | Read more
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MIXING IT UP in the Urban Garden 2015 Post-Conference News

  The Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference was a huge success!   The conference SOLD OUT at over 250 registrants.  No one left disappointed. Conference Material: Mixing it Up Program (see link below) Speaker Presentations and Additional Information: Community...

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 15:15 in Victoria | Read more
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You Asked Us ........... NEW on the Victoria Chapter Website

Check it out!  A new monthly website feature for Victoria entitled You Asked Us ....... is now available for MG’s and the general public.  Based on actual questions presented to Master Gardeners at clinics in their community, You Asked Us ...... presents different questions each...

Monday, February 2, 2015 - 14:51 in Victoria | Read more
Resources

TANSY RAGWORT is a Noxious Weed - Send it Packing!

The Tansy Ragwort project was a joint project of Victoria Master Gardeners Association and The Cowichan Fair in 2014.  A PDF attached below provides additional information, including website references and more photographs. 1. WHAT is Tansy Ragwort? Tansy Ragwort (Senecio...

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 14:19 in Victoria | Read more
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Become a Master Gardener in Victoria

Register NOW 2015 Master Gardener Basic Training Program   Calling all garden enthusiasts.  Do you wish to increase your horticultural knowledge and share that knowledge with the gardening public on a volunteer basis?  If so, this program is for you.   The Victoria Master...

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:53 in Victoria | Read more
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SOLD OUT: Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2015

Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2015 has SOLD OUT, however, if you would like to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations please email us your name and contact info at mixingitupurban@gmail.com. You can also email us at the same address if you would like information on...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 23:17 in Victoria | Read more
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Victoria Master Gardeners Welcomes New MG’s

18 MGIT’s completed their hours this year to qualify for Master Gardener status with the Victoria Master Gardeners Association (VMGA).  Congratulations to all the graduates for achieving this level. They will be a great addition to VMGA and we look forward to their involvement...

Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 16:39 in Victoria | Read more
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VMGA Launch Successful Advanced Training Program

The first Advanced Training Program course: Botany! In September 2013, the Victoria Chapter conducted the first in its series of Advanced Training Program courses.  Due to the overwhelming popularity of this Botany Course, taught by Dr. Norma Senn, it was necessary to conduct a...

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 13:38 in Victoria | Read more
Articles

MG Master Class: Linda Gilkeson on Growing Fruits and Vegetables

On March 3, 2012 the Victoria Master Gardener Association welcomed Linda Gilkeson to teach a master class that focused on soil management, germination, 12 month gardening and pollination.   Fascinating facts were presented that helped to explain some puzzles challenging...

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 15:30 in Victoria | Read more
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FINDING COLOUR ON A GRAY WINTER'S DAY

When gray days seem endless, and your energy flags, put on your boots and take a stroll through the garden.  On the Pacific coast, our gardens don't really go to sleep...there's always something coming up or glowing with a spot of colour - even if the sun isn't part of the...

Friday, February 10, 2012 - 16:00 in Victoria | Read more