JUDY ZIPURSKY: Leader, Mentor and Friend

For the incredible contribution she has made to Master Gardeners and our local community, one Master Gardener in particular is worthy of very special acknowledgement. Judy Zipursky , Vancouver...
Vancouver Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:36 | Read more >>

MYSTERY PLANT: Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paper bush)

In February,  a friend sent me a photo of a  plant she had come across on a walk and asked me to identify it.  She described an intoxicating, tropical perfume with clusters of largish...
Vancouver Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:02 | Read more >>

EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss?

Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the full document Why are they a problem? The behaviour of the European fire ant changes according to the temperature : when it is...
Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:40 | Read more >>

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS : Kelowna Area Garden Events

Please click on the PDF document below.  Note:  this document will be updated as new information is received.     April 26 (Saturday): Annual Plant Sale, Guisachan Heritage...
Okanagan Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 18:10 | Read more >>

VANDUSEN PLANT SALE - Sunday April 27th 10-4pm

Sunday, April 27 Plant Sale 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission Plants for every garden, from Perennials, Trees and Shrubs to Natives, Vines, Roses, Vegetables and Herbs.  37th and Oak St in...
Vancouver Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 18:03 | Read more >>


SUNDAY MAY 18, 2014 10 am - 1pm. UNBC Parking Lot B Annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, specialty plants & much more! Also visit for further updates.
Prince George Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 17:30 | Read more >>

ART in the GARDEN - NV Arts Council Presents 2 Day Tour - May 31st & June 1st

A beautiful and fun way to spend your weekend! The Art in the Garden Tour is a 2-day self-guided tour of North Shore gardens and includes 16 gardens, the artwork of local visual artists working in a...
Vancouver Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 17:29 | Read more >>


Write "East Van Garden Tour" in your calendar for Father's Day, Sunday, June 15th. Like last year's, the 2014 tour is extremely walkable, and we are starting now to line up some...
Vancouver Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 00:00 | Read more >>

HORTICULTURE HORIZONS: The World Around Us, April 5, 2014

Thompson Rivers University and the TRU Friends of the Gardens are happy to present their biannual Horticulture Horizons Conference.   For more information regarding Horticulture Horizons,...
Thompson Shuswap Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:03 | Read more >>

MOST COMMONLY ASKED: Clinic Questions of 2013 - 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, March 25, 2014 - 11:01 | Read more >>


Through the Master Gardener Healing Committee (formerly led by Judy Zipursky for 10 years! ) Vancouver Master Gardeners are involved in a wide range of healing gardens.  These gardens are...
Vancouver Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 08:41 | Read more >>


Thank you to Marty McConnell, Vancouver MG, who attended the ISCBC Forum on behalf of MGABC and provided us with notes from the 14 Speakers click the heading below to read the notes: Summary of ISC...
Vancouver Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 13:33 | Read more >>

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY: A Guide to Starting a Community Garden

Cultivating Community:  A Guide to Starting a Community Garden Congratulations to Shelaigh Garson, a Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener and coordinator of the City of Kamloops Community Gardens...
Thompson Shuswap Friday, March 14, 2014 - 17:29 | Read more >>


Thousands of locally grown and saved seeds were distributed to gardeners in our community. Our Master Gardeners in Training did a wonderful job manning the seed tables and helping the public. ...
Thompson Shuswap Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 13:12 | Read more >>

MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest March Episode

Jo Canning is featured talking about early spring gardening March 8th : "Plants care more about the heat in the soil than they do the heat in the air..." "It's colder now and it...
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 23:23 |


Jo-Ann Canning, well known Master Gardener from Vancouver Chapter, shares her Gardener's Spring Planting Calendar - A Week by Week Guide to Sowing Seeds just in time for this year's start....
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 22:40 |

MIXING IT UP 2015 Conference Date Announced

Victoria Master Gardener Association (VMGA) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Mixing it up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference will be held on SATURDAY, January 31st , 2015 at  Mary Winspear...
Victoria Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 00:43 | Read more >>

ROOTS, SHOOTS AND BOOTS - 2014 Educational Opportunities West Kelowna

Background:  Roots, Shoots and Boots was started by the District of West Kelowna as an initiative of our Communities in Bloom Committee, to provide residents the opportunity to meet others with...
Okanagan Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 16:32 | Read more >>

California and Oregon Garden Tours, May 2014

The Cowichan Valley Rhododendron Society is hosting a tour of gardens and sights along the northern California coast and southern Oregon in early May 2014, peak flowering time.
Vancouver Island (VIMGA) Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 15:54 | Read more >>

ARCHIVED EVENTS ARE BELOW THIS NOTICE- We like to see what we've been up to!

Until we set up a separate Event Archive area, we  will be leaving past events listed below this notice just so we can look back and say WOW -- we did all that! Master Gardeners are 99.9%...
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 00:00 |

SPRING SEMINAR 2014: Shades of Green ~ Archived

our 2014 Spring Seminar: Sunday March 16th 2014 at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby was a terrific day of learning over 350 people attended BC Here is a peek at our line up of speakers: ​Gary...
Vancouver Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 01:00 | Read more >>

GROW ME INSTEAD - Learn about Invasives & better Alternatives

Grow Me Instead is an excellent resource for those looking for alternatives to common Invasive Plants - such as Invasive Daphne laureola pictured above. The booklet prepared by the Invasive Species...
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 21:36 |

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