The Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association (VIMGA) is a group of volunteer Master Gardeners living on Vancouver Island from south of Duncan north to Campbell River.

Learn more about what we do and why we do it.

Want to know more about joining the Master Gardeners?

VIMGA works with Vancouver Island University (VIU) to provide the Master Gardener Certificate Program, the first step to becoming a Master Gardener. There is an online information session being held on October 17 to explain more about the course.


  • Master Gardeners in Take 5
    Take 5 magazine editor/publisher Marina Sacht has written an article about VIMGA, which appears in the April edition of the magazine. The article can be read online here. The article talks about what VIMGA is and does and also includes some spring gardening tips from VIMGA president Mick O’Neill. Take 5 is a monthly print …
  • And we’re in Nanaimo Magazine, too
    Master Gardener Beth Walrond has written an article for the April edition of Nanaimo Magazine (Voyager Magazine outside of Nanaimo). Appearing on page 14 (page 16 of the pdf file), the articles outlines the purpose of VIMGA and some of the events and activities we engage in.
  • Spring Education Day – March 2
    Want to learn more about your Soil? Should I feed or not feed?Soil conditioners and composts. You are invited to: HOW to BUILD HEALTHY SOIL Sponsored by Vancouver Island Master Gardeners (VIMGA)
  • Gardening Under Cover video now available
    Feb 12, 2024 The first of the 2024 VIRL/VIMGA Virtual Gardening Series recordings is now available here: https://www.vimga.org/events/virl-vimga-seminar-series/
  • 2024 Gardening Series Schedule Available
    Details and registrations links for the 2024 VIRL/VIMGA Gardening Series are now available. The Vancouver Island Regional Library’s Virtual Gardening Series is a partnership between VIRL and VIMGA offering practical, science-based home gardening knowledge. All seminars are online, start at 6:30 pm and last for one-and-a-half hours. Registration is required for all seminars. Below is …