A Sixth Speaker for Mixing it Up!

Dr. Nancy Turner, Trudeau Fellow and Emeritus Professor, will join Dr. Richard Hebda in exploring how Our Gardens of the Future will be Rooted in the Past. View Nancy’s presentation “Ancestral Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge”, also the title of her 2015 book, at

10/23/2016 - 11:41 in Victoria | Read more

Everything Gardeners want in one spot at Mixing it Up!

Fourteen Vendors and Resource Groups from Delta to the Cowichan Valley will offer what Gardeners need, and what we want. In one place, without driving about! Whether you want to test or augment your soil, choose seeds and plants to get a head-start on spring, buy that special...

10/01/2016 - 14:49 in Victoria | Read more

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...

09/05/2016 - 22:38 in Victoria | Read more

Registration Open for MIU 2017

Registration is OpenREGISTER NOW for Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden 2017. The Early Bird price of $75 ends October 31, and the Conference always sells out early. You won’t want to miss spending a day with Experts and Gardening Enthusiasts, exploring Our Gardens of the Future....

08/15/2016 - 09:09 in Victoria | Read more

Mixing it Up 2017 Speakers Sponsor

The Victoria Master Gardeners Association is proud to welcome Russell Nursery as the Speakers Sponsor for the 2017 Mixing it Up In the Urban Garden Conference. Russell Nursery is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the North Saanich business in 2017. Russell Nursery’s speaker...

07/28/2016 - 16:24 in Victoria | Read more

MEMBERS! Come to the MGABC AGM in September !

REGISTRATION:   ONLINE ONLY – REGISTRATION OPEN NOW CLICK HERE   The Prince George Chapter welcomes you to the North for the 2016 MGABC AGM.  We hope you will  make the drive or catch a flight to visit us in September.   We have a full, fun and interesting weekend  planned for ...

06/18/2016 - 17:46 in MGABC | Read more

Mixing It Up speakers lined up!

The Program for Mixing it Up 2017 is complete! Five speakers will offer complementary perspectives on “Our Gardens of the Future” Gayla Trail, Keynote Speaker: Our Gardens of the Future will be Urban -- youthful, sustainable, artistic, low budget and edible Dr. Richard Hebda:...

05/29/2016 - 21:34 in Victoria | Read more

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...

05/22/2016 - 21:46 in Victoria | Read more

OKMGs receive a 'Certificate of Appreciation' at 2016 Blossom Time Fair

Please join me in extending my congratulations to Wilma Schellenberger, Pat Zander and Judy Bell. Yesterday they received a Certificate of Appreciation for "The many years of donating their time & expertise of plants and flowers in order to support the Blossom Time Fair...

05/15/2016 - 06:32 in Okanagan | Read more

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...

05/10/2016 - 21:52 in Victoria | Read more


LEARN ABOUT OUR EDUCATION AND VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS Master Gardener Training is offered in 6 different regions in the Province. There is a Classroom component , followed by a Volunteer Component which must be met before becoming a Qualified Master Gardener and receiving your...

03/07/2016 - 16:00 in MGABC | Read more

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...

02/13/2016 - 18:28 in Vancouver | Read more

2016 SEEDY SATURDAYS - Learn How! Thru April

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in February , March and April Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other like...

02/01/2016 - 18:28 in MGABC | Read more

2016 Garden Education Events

Another year of Gardening is fast upon us and already many Garden Clubs are up and running. There are a number of incredible events happening in February including Gardener’s Day in Salmon Arm, The Pacific North West Garden Show in Seattle and Seedy Saturday in Penticton. The...

01/31/2016 - 19:45 in Okanagan | Read more

EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss? New Info

The most probable pathway of introduction is through the movement and distribution of infested horticulture material, including potted plants,  soil and mulch. Example: Gardeners sharing with other gardeners. Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the...

04/22/2015 - 01:39 in MGABC | Read more

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...

02/03/2015 - 14:33 in Victoria | Read more

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...

02/02/2015 - 15:15 in Victoria | Read more

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...

02/02/2015 - 14:51 in Victoria | Read more

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...

01/15/2015 - 09:30 in Vancouver | Read more

Cold-Climate Gardening

Prince George author and Master Gardener Melanie J. Watts shares her wealth of gardening knowledge in her recently published book Growing Food in a short season:Sustainable, Organic Cold-Climate Gardening. The combination of short summers and long hours of daylight presents a...

12/01/2014 - 10:49 in Prince George | Read more

Darlene Cross - 2014 Gardener Of The Year

Master Gardener, Darlene Cross was chosen to be the 2014 Gardener of the Year by the Communities in Bloom (CIB) Committee. Darlene has served as one of the judges for the annual Green Thumb Garden Contest (sponsored by the Kelowna City Parks Department) and has done so for at...

11/11/2014 - 14:34 in Okanagan | Read more

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...

10/24/2014 - 10:53 in Victoria | Read more

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 You can also email us at the same address if you would like information on...

10/23/2014 - 23:17 in Victoria | Read more

MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest - listen here

NxNW Host Sheryl MacKay interviews MGs: MG interviews may be listened to via the links below the MG interviewed for the NXNW broadcast for Saturday, October 25, 2014 is Sue Ackerman from our Thompson Shuswap Chapter

10/06/2014 - 08:11 in MGABC | Read more