On a glorious Autumn Day a Coach of Vancouver MGs had a delightful time visiting Pacific Propagators Nursery and Minter Gardens. Pacific Northwest Propagators is an incredible nursery with a great variety of specimen trees and shrubs .  They specialize in unique grafted conifers...

10/06/2012 - 16:03 in MGABC | 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


Chapter Rep Job Description: thanks for your patience while we update this section   ***************************************************************************** GOLDEN TROWEL AWARD CONGRATULATIONS go to JANICE HEMMING, recipient of the 2013 Golden Trowel Award!   Previous '...

07/05/2012 - 12:56 in MGABC | Read more

MGABC FALL CONFERENCE "Best of the West" ~ Archived

Saturday, October 20, 2012.  In recognition of 30 years of Master Gardeners in BC, the MGABC is excited to announce the 2012 Conference ‘Best of the West – a celebration of Best Gardening Practices’.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, this educational conference will be held Saturday, October...

06/28/2012 - 07:57 in MGABC | Read more

Tomato Festival 2011 ~ Archived

At a TRU/FOG brainstorming session in the spring an MGiT put forward the idea of a tomato festival based on the history of canneries in Kamloops. A committee was formed, a site found and a date set. On September 17, the Stuart Wood School grounds alongside the Saturday Farmers...

06/09/2012 - 09:21 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more


Despite the windstorm that took over the city the morning of February 25th, the VanDusen Floral Hall was a buzz!  Packs of seeds were studied, queried and snatched up by the eager hands of local gardeners and urban farmers. There were activities and crafts for the kids and...

03/15/2012 - 12:42 | Read more


Imelda, Rita and Darlene enjoying an early fall clinic at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens 2010.   The 2012 Basic Training Course will be held in Kelowna from September to December.   Click on the pdf version of the Basic Training Schedule for complete information. Please note...

02/18/2012 - 07:18 in Okanagan | Read more

Seedy Saturday KELOWNA 2012 ~ Archived

Saturday, March 10th at the Okanagan College KLO Campus in Kelowna   Wilma, Lulu and Darlene offered up gardening advice to many Seedy Saturday patrons.  The majority of the questions were around growing food crops so Master Gardeners had to step up the vegetable and herb...

02/18/2012 - 07:11 in Okanagan | Read more


Vancouver Island Master Gardeners have been involved in Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday since its beginning ten years ago. This popular Qualicum Beach event was started by avid seed savers and prairie gardeners Joy and Keith Smith, with  pioneer VIMGA  members Kim Hammond, Sally...

02/15/2012 - 15:17 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | 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


The 2011 Provincial AGM was held Saturday, November 5 in the Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Vancouver.  The Provincial Council encouraged all members and students to attend and participate.  A Meet & Greet coffee and goodies reception was held from 10-11 am, in...

09/30/2011 - 09:55 | Read more

Tribute to Master Gardener, Jeannette Moslin who passed away August 5, 2011

Kamloops has lost one of its dedicated gardeners with Jeannette Moslin's passing on August 5th.  A charter member of Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners Jeannette along with Master Gardener John Moslin created the beautiful Marjorie Willoughby Hospice Gardens (see attached...

08/10/2011 - 06:50 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more

Kamloops Public Produce Garden

In early spring the Kamloops Food Policy Council in partnership with the Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners received a grant from the Interior Health Authority to create a Public Produce garden on a vacant lot donated for the season by a private developer. Public produce differs...

08/05/2011 - 07:13 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more

Thompson Shuswap Master Garden Tour & Tea - Salmon Arm

On June 18, 2011 the Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners gathered and traveled to Salmon Arm for our 3rd annual Master Gardener Tour and tea.  This is a summer get together for Master Gardeners that offers a chance to visit each other's gardens and socialize.  Because we have 2 MG...

07/28/2011 - 11:50 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more

Junior Master Gardeners Summer Course, Victoria

Give your children or grandchildren FIVE sessions of learning and fun as Junior Master Gardeners this summer.    The course promotes a love of gardening, and helps them develop an appreciation for the environment.  The kids will learn how to grow veggies, find out about...

07/05/2011 - 09:31 in Victoria | Read more

VIMGA's workshops

 The Vancouver Island Master Gardener's Association (VIMGA) now has the capability of offering workshops to enhance clinics in the communities that VIMGA serves. A series of 6 different ready to present workshops was created by our Continuing Education Committee and introduced ...

06/07/2011 - 01:11 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more

New Community Programs Start!

Victoria Master Gardeners are involved with two Community Outreach programs this Spring.  "GROW IT, COOK IT, EAT IT" is a grant-sponsored program offered by Glendale Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific with the theme of Growing Knowledge between Seniors and...

05/30/2011 - 01:36 in Victoria | Read more


The Master Gardener Association of BC will be holding its AGM 2011: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011. Make sure you watch for VENUE confirmation; Program details and Key Note speaker information that your Council is planning.

04/09/2011 - 10:24 | Read more

2011 5-year members receive gold leaf pins

Seventeen VMGA members received recognition of their 5 years of active service with presentation of the VMGA gold leaf pin.  Unfortunately, some were unable to attend the March General Meeting due to conflicting activities.  Congratulations to all!

04/08/2011 - 07:12 in Victoria | Read more

Richard M - Honorary Member 2010

Acknowledging years of sharing plant knowledge with VMGA, and providing his regular "Plant Picks"  at our meetings, Richard was presented with a special Honorary Membership as he left to take on other directions in his life.  Thank you, Richard!

03/29/2011 - 03:20 in Victoria | Read more