We are a group of over 400 enthusiastic volunteers from all over the Lower Mainland, Bowen Island, and The Sunshine Coast. The purpose of the Vancouver Master Gardeners Chapter is to deliver quality education to its members so that they can provide environmentally responsible gardening advice to the public and demonstrate the benefits of sustainable horticultural practices within the community.
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Seedy Saturday is the last Saturday in February: February 24/18in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Click here -
Master Gardener Training in Vancouver ( Vancouver Master Gardeners ) at VanDusen Click here
SPRING AFFAIR 2018 - Lessons & Landscapes - Check out our photos: Spring Seminar 2017 - March 12, 2017 with special guests : Noel Kingsbury, Linda Chalker-Scott, Linda Gilkeson, and Cisco Morris . tickets $50 online. Next year's date: a NEW date!!!Sunday March 25, 2018 -
For our Members: The NEXT GENERAL MEETING is:
Monday January 15th
- WHAT WE DO: provide Master Gardeners with educational opportunities about gardening and environmentally responsible gardening practices
- we respond to questions in garden centres, farmers markets and community gardens and other events across the Lower Mainland and on the Sunshine Coast.
- Answer questions via the Plant Information Line write for blogs or local papers, and speak to community groups
- we participate in a variety of community projects including assistance with horticultural therapy programs in hospitals and other institutions
- we work with students and teachers in local schools, and support “greening” projects in community parks and public spaces.
How to Use this Website: look at the Home page to see what's new.
GREAT REFERENCE : Commonly asked Questions during Clinics Resource Document is here
CHAFER BEETLE Lawn Alternatives here
What about EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS? Click here
TOOLKIT - Issues YOU need to know about: Diseases, Invasives , Insects, etc is here
How to Submit Plant Samples for Diagnosis here
Calendar of 2017 Meetings and Workshops ( sign in to the Membership Website for full details or look for dates : here
More MEMBER INFO Member-only Lecture Links from Past Meetings may be found by signing in to the Vancouver Membership Services Website. If you do not know how please reply to any emails from Vancouver MG Info
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR MEMBERS: we are now using the new Vancouver membership website for all clinic & project sign up. If you do not know how to access this info please contact us by replying to any email from Vancouver MGs .
- About Us The Vancouver Master Gardeners ( previously known since the mid 1980's as the Master Gardeners Association of BC ) was established in 2009. The Vancouver MGs are remain affiliated with the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association and are now under the umbrella of the MGABC Provincial Association.
- What do Vancouver Master Gardeners do? The Vancouver Master Gardeners support the mission of MGABC by: - providing Master Gardeners with educational opportunities about gardening and environmentally responsible gardening practices - having Master Gardeners respond to questions in garden centres, farmers markets and community events across the Lower Mainland and on the Sunshine Coast. - staffing the VanDusen Botanical Garden Plant Information Line, writing for local papers, and speaking to community groups - participating in a variety of community projects including assistance with horticultural therapy programs in hospitals and other institutions - working with students and teachers in local schools, and supporting “greening” projects in community parks and public spaces.