Become a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have previous gardening experience. The Master Gardener volunteer program provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals to share knowledge and enthusiasm for gardening with people in their neighborhoods, schools, parks and communities.
As a representative of University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis Master Gardener volunteers participate in a wide variety of educational opportunities. Classes are typically taught at The Garden's Kemper Center for Home Gardening.
Master Gardener Trainees receive about 45 hours of horticultural training consisting of a variety of horticultural topics. Missouri Botanical Garden staff, University of Missouri Extension faculty and qualified professionals in our community teach classes in the following topics.
Complete the Master Gardener Application Online
Classes usually run from January through May and meet once per week — during the day.
Plant Relationships, Anatomy, Growth & Development
Soils, Composting & Mulching
Landscape & Garden Design
Integrated Pest Management
Each person accepted into the Master Gardener program agrees to give 50 hours of volunteer work in one calendar year. In addition, a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education is recommended to keep certification active on an annual basis. For further information, call (314) 577-9442 or email email@example.com.