Master Gardener Programs

  1. About Extension Master Gardeners
  2. How to Apply
  3. Training Information
  4. Volunteer Projects

Who Are Extension Master Gardeners?

Virginia Master Gardeners are volunteer educators who work within their communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices though sustainable landscape management education and training.

As an educational program of Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Master Gardener's bring the resource of Virginia's land grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University to the people of the commonwealth.


Extension Master Gardeners work specifically toward the following goals:

  • Enhancing the environment through sustainable landscape practices.
  • Producing food in public and private gardens to improve human nutrition and food security.
  • Using horticulture and landscaping to positively impact youth and improve the overall quality of life for Virginia's Citizens.