Vancouver Master Gardener volunteers support local gardening in communities throughout the Lower Mainland. In a variety of locations from the Fraser Valley to the Sunshine Coast, Master Gardeners share gardening expertise, and their knowledge of environmentally responsible gardening practices.
We are often found giving gardening advice at farmers’ markets, garden centres, nurseries and neighbourhood events through the growing season. Check your local nursery for Master Gardener visits. Here are just a few of the places you may find us on weekends during the growing season. Please confirm with the Nursery before your visit.
Art Knapp (various locations)
David Hunter Nursery
GardenWorks (various locations)
Maple Leaf Garden Centres
UBC Shop in the Garden
Vancouver Farmer’s Markets ( various locations)
West Van Florists
Additionally, Master Gardeners directly participate with diverse groups in Volunteer Projects. These ongoing outreach programs are located in schools, neighbourhood public spaces, hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, transition houses, and Botanic gardens. They bring an understanding of sustainable gardening practices to school students, aspiring gardeners, and community-minded individuals. The garden projects are supportive gathering places for seniors, the disabled, people in transition, and patients and families needing an uplifting place of respite.
Here are some examples of active Master Gardener Volunteer Projects:
Inglewood Lodge Friendship Garden
'Many Small Hands' Children's Garden, Ladner: Salad Garden
Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden, Sechelt, featuring a weekly harvest donated to the Sechelt Food Bank
UBC Farm: Intergenerational Landed Learning Project