Victoria

Welcome to the Victoria Master Gardener Association (VMGA) website.

Our next members' meeting is Wednesday, May 17th from 6:00 - 9:00pm at HCP Pavilion, 505 Quayle Rd.  

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: 2017 Schedule is now online
  • You Asked Us ...actual questions (and researched responses) presented to Master Gardeners at clinics in their community.  Check it out here
  • Mixing it Up Conference, February 2, 2019:  Spend a day with gardening enthusiasts and experts in the midst of winter.  Learn More about Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden  held January 28th, 2017.

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 Centre 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 23, 2017

 

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VOTE for Canada's National Flower

What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master Gardeners of Ontario thinks Canada’s 150th birthday is the perfect time to launch a campaign to get one! Toronto Master Gardeners with help from Todd...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 17:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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Mixing it Up 2017 is a Happy Memory

Conference delegates have taken away ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm for "Our Gardens of the Future".   The perfect way to spend a January day: chatting with other gardening enthusiasts, exploring new ideas about Our Gardens of the Future with the Speakers and the Resource...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 17:51 in Victoria | Read more
Articles

Daylight days are getting longer

December 21st, shortest daylight day of the year and Linda is already worrying about where to plant the amazing seeds she received at the latest Master Class on growing protein.  At a wonderful workshop titled 'Grow a Patch of Protein', Dan Jason from Salt Spring Seeds  brought...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:10 in Victoria | Read more
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Summer fun for Victoria MGs

Victoria Master Gardeners had three exceptional outings in the summer of 2016.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 14:20 in Victoria | Read more
Resources

Fire Smart Landscaping

Do you know about Fire Smart Landscaping? Brent Schorr, Victoria Master Gardener in Training, researched Fire Smart best gardening practices and best plants for the west coast. He delivered an informative presentation on the topic to the Piers Island Fire Safe Team in August....

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 21:08 in Victoria | Read more
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VMGA Support BC Housing Harvest Celebration

Victoria Master Gardeners Support BC Housing's Harvest Celebration Six Master Gardeners and Master-Gardeners-In-Training took part in the Harvest Celebration on July 23. The event is a celebration of the gardening efforts by participants in BC Housing's People, Plants, Homes...

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 22:38 in Victoria | Read more
Resources

Top Tips for a Successful Plant Sale

Prepared by the Victoria Master Gardeners’ Association 1. Only Your Best: Select the best and showiest plants to pot up. The bigger and healthier the plant, the more money you will raise. 2. Plants: You can split existing plants, dig out seedlings, start seeds in pots, or dig...

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:06 in Victoria | Read more
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Bee Friendly Gardens

We are facing a 'pollination crisis': bee populations and species are declining as demand for pollination of crops is increasing. Loss of habitat, parasites, pathogens, pesticides, climate change and the movement of bee diseases around the globe all contribute to the decline.  ...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 22:01 in Victoria | Read more
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VMGA Project Wins Award of Excellence!

Our project “Growing in Our Community – Elementary School Program” was awarded a 2nd place Award of Excellence at the Canadian Master Gardeners’ Conference in April, 2016. Applications were received from Master Gardener chapters across Canada. The purpose of the award is to...

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 21:46 in Victoria | Read more
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Victoria's first Advanced Training Grads!

Six Victoria Master Gardeners are the first graduates of the VMGA Advanced Training Program: Congratulations to Nancy, Lee, Keren, Charlotte, Debbie and Gail (not in photo)! These grads completed 120 hours of advanced training, and are the first of a large group of Master...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 21:52 in Victoria | Read more