Upcoming Events

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Upcoming events

    • 01 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Assiniboine Park Conservatory

    The New Perennial Garden: Naturalist Garden Design 


    We will explore the basic tenets of the New Perennialist Style and discover how our very own native plants are playing an integral role in modern gardens around the world, as well as how we can source and incorporate outstanding native species into our yards for low-maintenance and drought-tolerant gardens. 

    Lynsey Sable is an avid gardener, farmer-florist and environmentalist who advocates for the use of native plants in floriculture and drought-tolerant garden design. She raises plants and builds gardens at her rural property, named Broken Forest, in the Sandilands region of southeast Manitoba.

    Enjoy a social evening with members and guests.

    • 14 May 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Victoria Inn & Conference Centre, Wellington Ave.
    Volunteers, please register for the plant sale. Select the times you are available and if you have a particular area you would like to work in.  NOTE:  We are at the Victoria Inn & Conference Centre - Wellington Ave.  Use the Berry Street Entrance - East side of the conference centre.

    Please bring a snack to share, Saturday is setup day, snacks will be at the South Entrance, Sunday, the snacks will be in the volunteer area at the South Entrance. Coffee, tea, water and juices/pop will be provided.

    On Saturday, check in at the volunteer table just outside the ballroom with Judy Schwartz to be assigned a task.

    On Sunday, check in with Judy Schwartz in the volunteer area at the South Entrance to receive your volunteer badge.  You will be assigned tasks ahead of time and given a description of what is expected. 

    If you have questions, please call at 204-895-4560 or email at info@gardensmanitoba.com

    Check out the plants that will be at the sale.

    David Austin Roses 2017

    • 05 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Assiniboine Park Conservatory

    Join mushroom growing enthusiast Tom Nagy as he illustrates the basic techniques that you can use to cultivate gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in the comfort of your own backyard. Discover how productive and rewarding mushroom growing can be and how you can incorporate them into flower beds, vegetable gardens, and perennial plantings. Add interest and diversity to your garden as well as harvest an additional crop that also enriches your soil!

    An enthusiastic and insightful encyclopedia of botany, mycology, and traditional foraging skills, Tom delivers passionate and engaging edible & medicinal plant walks as well as courses and workshops on cultivating gourmet and medicinal fungi, herbal medicine, fermentation, organic gardening and how to strengthen ecological systems. He writes about his adventures on outsidethehops.com

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Assiniboine Park Conservatory

    Derek Yarnell, Master-Gardener-In-Training, micro-blogger and founder of the Winnipeg Bulb Project will be presenting on Guerrilla Gardening. 

    An overview of Guerilla Gardening including examples of successful guerrilla gardens in town and abroad will be reviewed. Techniques from 'seed bombs' to art installations will be discussed and Derek will share some of his own personal successes and failures in this unique gardening endeavor.

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Assiniboine Park Conservatory

     “The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens.  If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone.  Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.”  (Bill Mollison)

    Have you ever sat, tea cup in hand, and looked at your yard and dreamed about fresh eggs and honey, or even reading a classic book rather than kneeling in the dirt endlessly weeding?  Do you look over your shoulder for the compost police before you throw your potato peels in the garbage bin?  Are you weary of dragging a garden hose across the yard while beheading your favorite blooms?  Why do store bought strawberries taste like cardboard?

    Do you find yourself looking for the Green Garden Fairy to wave her magic wand and turn your yard into a vegetable, fruit orchard with an abundance of flowers, birds, deep organic rich soil, a play area for the family that doesn’t demand your indentured servitude to a hoe?

    Want to learn principles to turn this fantasy into a reality?

    Permaculture uses intelligent design to work in unison with nature to build diverse, stable and resilient ecosystems to provide food, energy, and shelter in which plants, animals and humans interact beneficially with one another for the betterment of us all

    Sounds confusing? 

    It doesn’t have to be.  Let us walk you through the basic principles of permaculture and equip you with the confidence to collaborate with nature and renewable resources and design a yard that can feed, shelter, and comfort while creating a surplus that will increase diversity and fertility within your system…

    ….and have fun

    Rebekah (BSc Agroecology) and Lynne Vickery (Permaculture Design Certificate, Master Gardener) are a mother and daughter team who share a love of nature and an atrociously overbooked ‘to do’ list.  When not hiding each others shovel they are happily designing on their adjoining acreage and plotting to green the planet one suburban yard at a time.

Past events

03 Apr 2017 Edible Flowers - Dr. Eva Pip
18 Mar 2017 Gardening Saturday Registration (General Public)
18 Mar 2017 Gardening Saturday Registration (Gardens Manitoba Members Only)
17 Mar 2017 Volunteer Registration for Gardening Saturday
06 Mar 2017 Red River College Greenhouse Tour - Ruth Rob
11 Feb 2017 Identification of Submerged and Floating Freshwater Macrophytes in Manitoba with Dr. Eva Pip
06 Feb 2017 Growing Indoor Edibles - Dave Hanson
03 Jan 2017 Gardening for Pollinators - Kelly Leask
13 Dec 2016 Dessert Potluck - Volunteers and Members
15 Nov 2016 Garden Network in Northern Manitoba
18 Oct 2016 AGM & Bodnant Gardens (Wales) presentation
17 Sep 2016 Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
21 Jun 2016 Vertical Gardening in Small Spaces
14 May 2016 Plant Sale and Square Foot Garden Tour
08 May 2016 Promoting Birds, Butterflies & Bees in the Garden
08 May 2016 Owning a Hobby Greenhouse
07 May 2016 Volunteer Registration for Plant Sale
19 Apr 2016 Bonsai Society
19 Mar 2016 Gardening Saturday
16 Feb 2016 Wildflowers in the Garden - Perfectly Adapted Perennials
12 Feb 2016 Celebrate Seeds! Seedy Saturday Special Event
17 Nov 2015 Duayne Friesen - What's new in Spring Annuals & Vegetables
20 Oct 2015 Annual General Meeting - Gardens Manitoba
20 Oct 2015 Austria Summer 2015 - Holzer Permaculture Tour
22 Sep 2015 Gardening Workshop-Unwanted in Your Garden - But Let's Make the Best of It!
19 May 2015 RHS Garden Wisley
10 May 2015 Mothers Day Tea - 1:00 pm - Tickets at the Door
10 May 2015 Mothers Day Tea - 11:30 am - Tickets at the Door
21 Apr 2015 Gardening Workshop - Composting
17 Feb 2015 Gardening Workshop-Dorothy Dobbie
20 Jan 2015 Gardening Workshop-Starting Seeds
21 Jun 2014 Garden Tour
17 Jun 2014 Edible and Sustainable Cities
20 May 2014 Inspiration from the CMU Farmer's Collective
11 May 2014 Gardens Manitoba Mother's Day Plant Sale
15 Apr 2014 Edible Container Gardens
29 Mar 2014 Gardening Saturday 2014 Tote Bag Application
27 Feb 2014 Draw for Free Gardens Manitoba membership
06 Feb 2014 GS Workshop $60.00 Package
21 Jan 2014 Gardening with the 3Rs and beyond
08 Dec 2013 Victorian Tea 3rd Sitting
08 Dec 2013 Victorian Tea 2nd Sitting
08 Dec 2013 Victorian Tea 1st Sitting
19 Nov 2013 Program Evening with Chad Cornell
22 Oct 2013 A.G.M. Guest Speaker, Dr. Bob Bors
17 Sep 2013 Food Preservation with Lenore Linton
26 Jun 2013 Celebration Garden Party
12 May 2013 Mother's Day Plant Sale
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #16 Square Foot Gardening for Small Spaces
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #15 Gardening with Asthma & Allergies
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #14 Water Features for the Home Landscape
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #13 Composting 101
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #12 Learn about Annual & Perennial Vines & Groundcover
23 Mar 2013 Guest Speaker - Sara Williams
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #11 Pruning Your Trees & Shrub
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #10 Growing Organic Vegetables 101
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #9 All About Daylilies. New Introductions for 2013
23 Mar 2013 Keynote Speaker - Beckie Fox
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #8 Lilies & the Red Lily Beetle
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #7 Tips on Canning/Preserving Produce. Growing, Harvesting & Storage
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #6 Choosing the Right Perennials for Your Garden
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #5 Square Foot Gardening for Small Spaces
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #3 Observer Only For Seasonal Container
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #4 Trees & Shrubs for Your Landscape
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #3 Hands-on Workshop for Seasonal Container
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #1 Paving Stones, Pathways, Retaining Wall
23 Mar 2013 Workshop #2 Preserving & Preparing Prairie Fruit
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