Becoming a Master Gardener

Want to be a Master Gardener?

Who are Master Gardeners? Master Gardeners take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others and bale to communicate with diverse groups of people. What makes Master Gardeners different from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, Master Gardeners contribute horticultural-related information to members of their community.

Is Master Gardening for you? Answer these questions

  • Are you eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
  • Do you want to learn about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?
  • Do you look forward to sharing your knowledge with people in my community?
  • Are you willing to attend training and to complete volunteer service?

If you answer yes to these questions, then the Master Gardener program is right for you!

Master Gardener Training

The Master Gardener class is offered once a year starting in the Fall. Students will take various classes on Tennessee’s agriculture ranging from soil conditions, pest prevention, landscape design, composting, vegetable gardening, fruit production, lawn care, plant nutrition, plant propagation and garden flowers, and much more. Each class is taught by professionals in their specific field.  Classes meet every Tuesday evening at the UT Extension Office (1030 Cumberland Heights Road, Ste. A).

At the end of class, each student will be given an exam that covers materials from each session.

Volunteer Commitment

Master Gardeners in training are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service during their first year in addition to the classroom portion of the program.

Master Gardener Certification

At the completion of the training year, after all requirements are met, the Master Gardener in training becomes a certified Montgomery County Master Gardener.

For more information contact the Montgomery County Extension Office at 931-648-5725