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...
Prince George Monday, December 1, 2014 - 17:49 | Read more >>

GARLIC: Fall Planting - Summer Harvest

It's not too late! Choosing the right bulb for planting Ideally, begin with organically-grown garlic from B.C. This is easily found at farmer’s markets and at fine food stores that stock...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:59 |

TOOLKIT- WHAT'S NEW FOR MGs : Important Links

Diseases Impatiens Downy Mildew Fungus : NEW! This disease was found in BC, summer 2013- more info here Info on the pathogen and other info  here BOXWOOD BLIGHT FOUND IN BC here List of...

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
Vancouver Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 12:23 | Read more >>

MG Training in Prince George

Master Gardener Basic Training will resume in Prince George Jan 2015 at UNBC. The registration link can be found in the General Interest Programs in the Continuing Education section on the UNBC...
Prince George Monday, November 17, 2014 - 11:33 | Read more >>

Victoria Mixing It Up Conference 2015 SOLD OUT

Victoria’s popular Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden Biennial Conference, scheduled for January 31st, 2015 sold the last of its 250 ticket allocation today, November 11, 2014. Conference chair,...
Victoria Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 23:24 | 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...
Okanagan Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 21:34 | Read more >>

Wind in the Willows Christmas Display at HCP

  Come and see Mr. Toad and his Friends from November 22nd to December 14th at HCP, 505 Quayle Road in Victoria.  The HCP is pleased to present “The Wind in the Willows”...
Victoria Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 20:39 | Read more >>

SEEDY SATURDAY - Vancouver Feb 28th 2015

Mark your Calendars! Seedy Saturday, February 28, 2015 - Floral Hall,  VanDusen - Admission by Donation   Read more about  Seedy Saturday 2014
Vancouver Monday, November 10, 2014 - 12:32 | Read more >>

VANCOUVER SPRING SEMINAR 2015 - March 8th - Details Here!

Mark your calendar for our fabulous day of Lectures , Vendors and Plant Sales. Spring Seminar 2015 Sunday, March 8, 2015  10 am - 4:30 pm MJ Fox Theatre, Burnaby We welcome Friends, Family and...
Vancouver Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 12:37 | 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...
Victoria Friday, October 24, 2014 - 16:53 | 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...
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 14:11 |


The Invasive Species Council of BC is  conducting  a survey on public awareness of invasive plants. Since MGABC is an Plantwise Ambassador, we would appreciate your  help in this...
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:11 |

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...
Vancouver Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:39 | Read more >>


Gardening can be a hobby, a passion, our way to help the environment, grow great fresh food, help defray the cost of living, or all of this and so much more.  We can learn so much from the...
Vancouver Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:35 | Read more >>

ADVANCED TRAINING - Trees - A Walk in the Garden

A stunning example of Sequoia sempervirens, the California Redwood at VanDusen Botanical Gardens  
Vancouver Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 13:29 | Read more >>


The awards evening on September 17, 2014 at Benvoulin Heritage Church was well attended by the winners of this year’s contest and their friends. A celebration was held to honour the lucky...
Okanagan Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 13:19 | Read more >>


October 4, 2014 is the 100th Anniversary of the Pacific Agri-Food Research Station in Summerland.  In celebration of this Centennial the public is invited to join us for a full day of...
Okanagan Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 19:45 | Read more >>


Read about the Dunster Tour in the PDF below.
Prince George Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:27 | Read more >>


Members of the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society, under the leadership of the MGAPG, gathered in late August to begin work on a fundraiser for the Garden. Ten members created over 20 hypertufa...
Prince George Monday, September 1, 2014 - 13:51 | Read more >>

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...
Vancouver Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 05:36 | 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 mixingitupurban@gmail...
Victoria Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 05:17 | Read more >>


Master Gardeners (MG) and Master Gardeners in Training (MGiT) will once again be volunteering at various venues this season.  For locations and dates please see the attached pdf document below....
Okanagan Monday, July 21, 2014 - 19:36 | Read more >>

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