SPRING AFFAIR March 25, 2018 - registration is open!

Join us at MJ Fox Theatre in Burnaby, ( close to Royal Oak Skytrain Station ) for our annual day of learning and laughter; meeting friends old and new! Tickets are $50 Online or $60 at the door -- . Lunch may be ordered at time of ticket purchase/ registration Link for website:...

01/25/2018 - 07:07 in Vancouver , in MGABC | Read more

and the WINNER is: Cornus Canadensis (Bunchberry)

July update: Thank you to everyone who voted. The official winner ( by a mile or perhaps kms ) is Cornus Canadensis commonly known as Bunchberry       What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master...

06/10/2017 - 07:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more

Garden Patch Protectors Workshop at Dart's Hill

The Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society hosted the Master Gardener's Association of BC- Vancouver Chapter  spring workshop: "Garden Patch Protectors", May 10th. in Darts Hill Garden Park.  Instructor Kristine Schlamp, a KPU ( Kwantlen )  Horticulture faculty, provided a...

05/12/2017 - 15:51 in Vancouver | Read more

Vancouver Members Receive Outstanding Service Awards

Sometimes members go beyond what is expected of them and we recognize them with a special name plate identifying them as Outstanding!   Most of you who have attended Basic Training  have experienced first hand the value provided by our dedicated Basic Training Volunteers.  We...

03/23/2017 - 13:33 in Vancouver | Read more

A SPRING AFFAIR lessons & landscapes - Photos and Awards

We laughed and we learned.  Thank you to everyone ( almost 350 ! ) who came out to listen to our 4 terrific speakers  Scroll down to view photos of the day and service awards ... Cick HERE to see photos of our Outstanding Service Award recipients Vancouver Master Gardeners...

03/09/2017 - 15:54 in Vancouver | Read more

Congratulations to our Newest Vancouver MGs

These graduating students braved the icy streets and deep snow to get to VanDusen's Floral Hall in early February to receive their Master Gardener Certificates and new name tags. Congratulations to all 20 of our Vancouver Chapter Basic Training students who graduated to...

02/06/2017 - 13:16 in Vancouver | Read more

VANCOUVER wins award of Excellence

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05/14/2016 - 17:48 in Vancouver | 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

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


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 Link Directly to ISC Presentation click the heading below to read the notes: Summary of ISC Conference – Wednesday, January 22   1. Donald...

03/20/2014 - 06:33 in Vancouver | Read more

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 Lewis of Pheonix Perennials - HOT new Plants ​Jeff Lowenfels : speaks on his new...

02/26/2014 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more

SEEDY SATURDAY 2014 - Feb 22nd 10am- 4pm VanDusen Floral Hall ~ Archived

Don't miss our biggest event of the Year! Seedy Saturday Feb 22nd, 2014 Seed Vendors on site, great deals, great advise. Brought to you by Vancouver Master Gardeners, who support Seeds of Diversity. Read a great article on Seedy Saturday here :

02/09/2014 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more

CONGRATULATIONS to 33 of our Newest Vancouver MGs!

Welcome to our newest graduates of the Vancouver Basic Training Program. Many of you have already jumped in with both feet and gloves ( gardening of course) on. It is great to have you on board Jill Wright (far left )  our Chair 2013/ 2014 , announces names of our recent...

01/29/2014 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more

VANCOUVER MGs Harvest Festival Sat. September 28th ~ Archived

Another great day of learning ! Everyone had a great time at this event in the Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Gardens viewing Displays, talking with Vendors, getting sustainable gardening advice and attending great lectures! This event was also the same day as the VBG Bulb...

08/30/2013 - 03:55 in Vancouver | Read more

ENVIRONMENTAL EXTRAVAGANZA 2013 -April 20-June 9 - City of Surrey ~ Archived

The Master Gardeners are supporting the City of Surrey's Environmental Extravaganza event (April 20-June 9, 2013). MGs will be holding a number of clinics and three MGs will be running workshops: HYDRANGEAS - Tuesday April 23rd, 7-8:30pm, at Semiahmoo Library Meeting Room (1815-...

04/19/2013 - 10:53 in Vancouver | Read more


Thanks to the generous door donations  at the February 23rd Seedy Saturday held at VanDusen Botanical Gardens and hosted by the Vancouver Master Gardeners, Seeds of Diversity received a cheque for $1,500 towards their worthy programs. $1,100 was donated at the door by attendees...

03/14/2013 - 13:50 in Vancouver | Read more

SPRING SEMINAR 2013 - Mar 17th - FOREVER GREEN ~ Burnaby BC - Thank you to all attendees!

What a super day for learning -- over 360 MGs and Friends packed the Theatre-- even the weather cooperated. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a super day , to all the volunteers at Registration, set-up, & Plant Sale, to the vendors: Big Bear Tools Kelpman...

02/18/2013 - 09:38 in Vancouver | Read more

CONGRATULATIONS to our recent Basic Training Graduates!

Congratulations to ALL our most recent  Graduates of the Master Gardeners Basic Training Program. Over 1/2 the group attended the January General Meeting to collect their well earned Certificates and real name tags. Elaine Ahlgren CarolAnderson, Jeanne Bakermans Lynn Batt1st...

01/08/2013 - 09:38 in Vancouver | Read more

HARVEST FESTIVAL Sept 29th 2012 ~ Hosted by Vancouver MGs ~ Archived

Thanks to everyone who attended. From Door Donations, we were able to donate $500 towards the VanDusen Smart Green and Growing Program Harvest Festival at VanDusen Botanical Garden – Saturday, September 29th, 2012 (admission is by donation)

09/18/2012 - 03:53 in Vancouver | Read more

Congratulations to our most recent Basic Training Graduates!

Vancouver Chapter is thrilled to congratulate 39 of its most recent graduates of the Basic Training Program A total of 39 students graduated (2009 - 1, 2010 - 30, 2011 - 8) Pictured here are the new MGs who braved the January cold to come out and receive their certificates and...

01/31/2012 - 06:18 in Vancouver | Read more

SPRING SEMINARS 2011-2013 Archived

FOREVER GREEN 2013 THANK YOU TO OUR FABULOUS LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS: Marion Brodhagen – The (Chemical) Language of Plants Plants cannot talk, but they communicate effectively with organisms all around them: other plants, insects, fungi, bacteria, and even mammals.  What are they...

01/23/2012 - 07:48 in Vancouver | Read more

SEEDY SATURDAY Vancouver: Great Turnout! ~ Archived

February 25,2012 – Seedy Saturday The annual Seedy Saturday celebration of heritage seed and organic growers was hosted by theVancouver Master Gardeners at VanDusen Botanical Garden on Feb 25/12 in the Floral Hall. Doorsopen 10am – 4pm and admission is by donation at the door...

01/23/2012 - 07:38 in Vancouver | Read more

SPRING SEMINAR March 2012 ~ Below the Surface ~ Another Great Seminar! See you next year

Open to the Public     Below the Surface Spring Seminar 2012                     Public Welcome! With Speakers: Carolyn Herriot , Ruth Olde & Linda Chalker-Scott   and Featured Speaker: Jeff Lowenfels  Sunday , March 18th,  2012     9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m...

12/17/2011 - 14:09 in Vancouver | Read more

Harvest Festival - October 2/11

The sky was blue, the sun shone brightly on October 2 for our Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Vancouver Master Gardener Chapter at VanDusen Botanical Garden.  This public education event, was a fundraiser with proceeds being shared by both the Chapter and the VanDusen...

11/09/2011 - 14:49 in Vancouver | Read more

VanDusen Botanical Garden NEW Visitor Centre Officially Open

The official opening of the new VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre (fusing architecture and nature) was  Sunday, October 23rd. The results of efforts by staff, volunteers, Board members, donors, talented consultants and countless supporters of the Garden were unveiled.  .

10/21/2011 - 07:38 in Vancouver | Read more