The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is the home for Master Gardeners living on Vancouver Island from south of Duncan north to Campbell River.

What is VIMGA’s purpose?

VIMGA exists to provide education to the public on environmentally responsible and effective gardening practices by developing and delivering public workshops, seminars and volunteer clinics, and by publishing information on these topics.

What do we do?

Our members continually educate themselves in order to offer accurate and up-to-date advice at nurseries, garden centres, plant sales, farmers’ markets, garden shows and garden tours on Vancouver Island throughout the gardening season.  We also participate in speaking engagements on garden topics at newcomers groups, and garden club meetings, and write articles for local newspapers and newsletters.


  • Virtual Gardening Series updated
    VIMGA partners with the Vancouver Island Regional Library to present the Virtual Gardening Series. It’s an opportunity for the public to learn from volunteer Master Gardeners, who use current, science-based horticultural knowledge and integrated pest management practices to ensure the advice they offer exemplifies environmentally responsible practices and stewardship. It’s also a chance for people …
  • Growing Culinary Herbs — VIRL Presentation
    May 1st, 6:30pm – 8pm: Dorothee Kieser is next up on the Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Virtual Gardening Series. Dorothee will give a presentation on Growing Culinary Herbs: This talk is meant primarily for beginners who want to start a kitchen garden. It will cover propagation methods, location, soil, and it will give an impression …
  • VIU Garry Oak Ecosystem Open House
    As part of the RDN’s Water to Earth Month 2023, we’re hosting an open house at the VIU Garry oak ecosystem restoration plot on Saturday, April 15 from 1 to 4 pm. Parking near the restoration plot will be free that day. I’ve attached a flyer showing the location and giving some information.
  • Cyclamen, Fritillaries & Peonies
    The Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island are presenting a talk by Don MacWatt on Cyclamen, Fritillaries & Peonies, Monday, April 24, 1-3 p.m. (doors open 12:30), at the Parksville Community Centre. There is a $5 charge at the door, which includes entry in the prize draw and coffee/tea and goodies.
  • Vancouver Master Gardeners
    Date:  Sunday, March 26, 2023 It’s a new year with lots of fresh gardening ideas to be excited about! Seven local experts will share their knowledge on What’s New in the Gardening world. After 3 years, we are back in-person!  It’s a great opportunity to see old friends and make new ones. Details Sunday March 26th, 2023     9am to 4pm Michael …