Prince George Master Gardener Program

Master Gardeners are indivduals with a passion for horticulture, education ang giving back to the community by sharing their knowledge of environmentally sound gardening practices with various community groups and organizations, through clinics, seminars, public displays and special projects.

This intensive 78-hour course is designed for the enthusiastic home gardener, providing up-to-date information on all the gardening basics. The course combines home study, classroom instruction and assignments.  Learn from other Master Gardeners and local gardening experts abouta series of topics relevant to northern BC.

To pursue Master Gardener Certification students must complete all 12 workshops within the year the course is offered, pass the final exam and complete the self directed volunteer component.

To become a Certified Master Gardener 70 hours of self directed volunteering within your community over a two year period is required after completion of the classroom sessions. Master Gardeners assist in horticultural education within the community by doing gardening clinics, workshops, lectures or garden tours.  Master Gardeners may also work on research or community projects. 

The Basic Training program will begin January 26th 2020 for more information contact Grace Morrice, Program Coordinator at

Registration closed December 31, 2019


Master Gardener Basic Training Program

Registration From 2020

Course Fee for 2020 is $700.00. Payment can be made to David Douglas Botanical Garden Society with PayPal or credit card.


Level of Gardening Experience


To take the MG Basic Training program you will have to be a member of the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society, in this way you will be covered by the Societies Insurance. Registration in January of 2020 will cover your membership until March of 2021.

The 2020 Basic Training Program will run every Saturday from January 25th to April 25th, there will not be a class on the Easter Weekend.  Class will run from 9am to 4pmYou will be informed of the classroom location prior to class begins.

If you chose to continue into the Master Gardener Program you will receive more information about obtaining your Certification during the course.  The Master Gardener Designation can only be used when volunteering with or for the Prince George Master Gardener Chapter.  The fact that you have participated in this program can be listed on your resume, but you can not market yourself as a Master Gardener for employment. 




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