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

VMGA’s Home Garden named Canada’s Garden of the Year

The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific was named Garden of the Year at the Canadian Garden Council’s recent annual general meeting. And for good reason! Fourteen distinct garden environments, from Native to Mediterranean to the Winter Garden, delight visitors at any time of year...

05/03/2017 - 20:48 in Victoria | Read more

Mixing it Up 2017 is a Happy Memory

Conference delegates have taken away ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm for "Our Gardens of the Future".   The perfect way to spend a January day: chatting with other gardening enthusiasts, exploring new ideas about Our Gardens of the Future with the Speakers and the Resource...

01/29/2017 - 17:51 in Victoria | Read more

VMGA Support BC Housing Harvest Celebration

Victoria Master Gardeners Support BC Housing's Harvest Celebration Six Master Gardeners and Master-Gardeners-In-Training took part in the Harvest Celebration on July 23. The event is a celebration of the gardening efforts by participants in BC Housing's People, Plants, Homes...

09/05/2016 - 22:38 in Victoria | Read more

VMGA Project Wins Award of Excellence!

Our project “Growing in Our Community – Elementary School Program” was awarded a 2nd place Award of Excellence at the Canadian Master Gardeners’ Conference in April, 2016. Applications were received from Master Gardener chapters across Canada. The purpose of the award is to...

05/22/2016 - 21:46 in Victoria | Read more

Victoria's first Advanced Training Grads!

Six Victoria Master Gardeners are the first graduates of the VMGA Advanced Training Program: Congratulations to Nancy, Lee, Keren, Charlotte, Debbie and Gail (not in photo)! These grads completed 120 hours of advanced training, and are the first of a large group of Master...

05/10/2016 - 21:52 in Victoria | Read more

TANSY RAGWORT Information Project

“Tansy Ragwort is a Noxious Weed - Send It Packing!” The Victoria Master Gardeners Association and the Cowichan Exhibition collaborated on a public information project for the Cowichan Fair in 2014. Team members for the Victoria Master Gardener Association, Adele Weir, Frances...

02/03/2015 - 14:33 in Victoria | Read more

MIXING IT UP in the Urban Garden 2015 Post-Conference News

  The Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference was a huge success!   The conference SOLD OUT at over 250 registrants.  No one left disappointed. Conference Material: Mixing it Up Program (see link below) Speaker Presentations and Additional Information: Community...

02/02/2015 - 15:15 in Victoria | Read more

You Asked Us ........... NEW on the Victoria Chapter Website

Check it out!  A new monthly website feature for Victoria entitled You Asked Us ....... is now available for MG’s and the general public.  Based on actual questions presented to Master Gardeners at clinics in their community, You Asked Us ...... presents different questions each...

02/02/2015 - 14:51 in Victoria | Read more

Become a Master Gardener in Victoria

Register NOW 2015 Master Gardener Basic Training Program   Calling all garden enthusiasts.  Do you wish to increase your horticultural knowledge and share that knowledge with the gardening public on a volunteer basis?  If so, this program is for you.   The Victoria Master...

10/24/2014 - 10:53 in Victoria | Read more

SOLD OUT: Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2015

Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2015 has SOLD OUT, however, if you would like to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations please email us your name and contact info at You can also email us at the same address if you would like information on...

10/23/2014 - 23:17 in Victoria | Read more

Victoria Master Gardeners Welcomes New MG’s

18 MGIT’s completed their hours this year to qualify for Master Gardener status with the Victoria Master Gardeners Association (VMGA).  Congratulations to all the graduates for achieving this level. They will be a great addition to VMGA and we look forward to their involvement...

02/01/2014 - 16:39 in Victoria | Read more

VMGA Launch Successful Advanced Training Program

The first Advanced Training Program course: Botany! In September 2013, the Victoria Chapter conducted the first in its series of Advanced Training Program courses.  Due to the overwhelming popularity of this Botany Course, taught by Dr. Norma Senn, it was necessary to conduct a...

11/14/2013 - 13:38 in Victoria | 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

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

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