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Manitoba Gardener

Manitoba Gardener


Love gardening? Whether you’re an amateur or professional, this program is for you!

Learn about growing plants, pruning techniques, diagnosis of plant problems, vegetable and fruit gardening, soils, plant identification, natural pest control strategies and much more!

An authentic certification designed to provide up-to-date information on all gardening basics specific to Manitoba and combines home study, classroom instruction and an exam.


There are no admission requirements for this program.

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See for more information.

Next Step

Apply online by visiting the Apply to a Program page. Choose “On-Campus and Distance Education programs for domestic students”. Create an account and select Manitoba Gardener and preferred start date in your program choice.

Courses & Costs

To receive a Manitoba Gardener document of achievement, students must successfully complete 40 academic hours and the Manitoba Gardener theory exam.

Tuition, fees and Student Association fees total approximately $1,100. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice.

Course Number
Course Title
AGRC – 0301
Intro to Manitoba Gardener
AGRC – 0303
Botanical Latin
AGRC – 0308
Soil Health & Biology
AGRC – 0306
Plant Biology
AGRC – 0307
Plant Diseases
AGRC – 0302
Building Sustainable Gardens
AGRC – 0305
Pesticide Use
AGRC – 0304
Common Garden Insects
AGRC – 0409
AGRC – 0309
Manitoba Gardener Exam

Note: Timelines, applicable industry experience, and teaching methodology will depend on program delivery choice; program information sheets subject to change without notice.

Once accepted into the program, students can register for courses through online registration


Program Details

40 hours
Program Start
Winter 2022
Document of Achievement
Course Load
Program Details
Continuing Studies
Continuing Studies
800.862.6307 ext 6002 (toll free)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is new about the Manitoba Gardener program?

Previously referred to as the “Master Gardener” program, the Manitoba Gardener program has been restructured to incorporate 100% Manitoba-based content.

Is the program offered in-person or online?

The program is currently being offered in-person at the Winnipeg campus, but may become available online in the future.

Do I have to apply to the Manitoba Gardener program?

Yes, an application is required. Apply online by visiting the Apply to a Program page. Choose “On-Campus and Distance Education programs for domestic students”. Create an account and select Manitoba Gardener and preferred start date in your program choice.

What happens when I am accepted into the Manitoba Gardener program?

You will receive an email stating your acceptance into the program. The email will include your user name and student ID. Next, you will be automatically registered into AGRC-0301 Intro to Manitoba Gardener online course. This course is free and is the prerequisite for all the other courses in the program.

I am accepted into the Manitoba Gardener program, but unable to register online for a course.

If you are having trouble registering for a course, please contract the Registrar's Office by phone at 204-725-8701 or email

How long does it take to obtain a Manitoba Gardener Document of Achievement?

Each student's timeline is unique. Some Student finish the required courses of the program in a year, while others take several years to complete. However, students have a maximum of five years to complete the program.

Where do the Manitoba Gardener classes take place?

Each course in the program will take place in-person at our Winnipeg Campus located at Unit 87-1313 Border Street with the exception of the Intro to Manitoba Gardner course which will be completed online through Moodle.

How often are the Manitoba Gardener courses offered?

We offer the full program of courses once per year, typically starting in the Fall and running into the Spring. The Intro to Manitoba Gardener course will be offered once a month which will allow you to enter the program when it suits you.

What is the AGRC-0301 Intro to Manitoba Gardener course?

This course is a short online overview of the program content and processes. Once accepted into the program, you will be automatically registered for this course. It is hosted on a learning platform called Moodle, and can be accessed by visiting and using your ACC username and password provided in your acceptance email. Please note that this course is a prerequisite to all the other courses.

I was a student in the Master Gardener program. Can I complete my course requirements in the Manitoba Gardener program?

Yes. If you have started the Master Gardener program within the past five years, please email to discuss your next steps.