Master Gardener Betty Struckhoff presenting her Native Plant program as part of the MG Speakers Bureau

Master Gardener Betty Struckhoff presenting her Native Plant program as part of the MG Speakers Bureau

Master Gardener's Speaker Bureau

The St. Louis Master Gardener Speakers Bureau is a public service providing quality horticultural information to the public. All speakers are Master Gardener volunteers who have completed the Master Gardener training provided by University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 

Each year St. Louis Master Gardeners make over 100 presentations to garden clubs, schools, businesses, churches, neighborhood and civic organizations.  Presentations are typically 50-60 minutes in length.  Also available are five walking and teaching tours of Missouri Botanical Garden's specialty gardens and the annual orchid display.  There is a $50 fee per talk/tour.

How to Book a Speaker

  • Choose a talk from the Program Topics
  • Click the underlined title to bring up the speaker’s contact information. 
  • Call or email that speaker directly.  The speaker will explain the booking process and provide you with the combined Confirmation/Invoice form.

On the lower invoice portion of the Confirmation/Invoice form are directions for the $50 fee payment to St. Louis Master Gardeners.  Return both the form and a check to the address given.

For any issues or concerns related to the Speakers Bureau, please contact Betsy Alexander at betsyace@earthlink.net or 314-961-8388.

Confirmation Form