Master Gardener Projects

St. Louis Master Gardeners are involved with many local community horticultural projects spanning the area in both the city and county. The Flora Conservancy of Forest Park relies on volunteer Master Gardeners to help rejuvenate, install and maintain garden beds within Forest Park. Gateway Greening also enlists the help of Master Gardeners to help transform neglected and abandoned lots in St. Louis into community gardens. And with the assistance of Operation Brightside, St. Louis Master Gardeners have helped put downtown St. Louis on the fast track for its floral displays in downtown street medians.

Current Projects

Active Master Gardeners contribute 50 hours of volunteer service each year. For a complete listing of all volunteer opportunities please see our Volunteer page in the Member's Corner.

Brightside St. Louis

Brightside St. Louis helps make St. Louis a more beautiful place to live, work, learn and grow.


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Civic Greening

Downtown St. Louis medians come alive each season with colorful flower and decorative landscape displays. These urban landscape enhancements are made possible by generous support from the St. Louis business and philanthropic community and the volunteer efforts of non-profit service organizations forming a downtown landscape enhancement initiative called Civic Greening formerly Urban Roots. The Civic Greening project continues to be a major interest by St. Louis Master Gardeners who assist with the horticultural development and maintenance.


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Community-needs Projects

Master Gardeners participate in many short-term or one day projects throughout the St. Louis community.


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Docent, Garden Guide or School Instructor

Many Master Gardeners conduct public tours at The Mo Botanical Garden, provide educational tours for Student Field Trips and act as instructors for Educational Programs. 


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Flora Conservancy

Want a great way to help beautify one of St. Louis' most beloved parks? Why not volunteer with the Flora Conservancy of Forest Park and work in beautiful settings such as the Jewel Box, Pagoda Circle, the golf course.


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Forest Park Forever

Volunteers work side-by-side with knowledgeable horticulture and naturalist staff to maintain landscapes in Forest Park.


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Forest ReLeaf

Help plant and propogate young trees and shrubs at Forest ReLeaf of Missouri's CommuniTree Gardens in Maryland Heights.


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Gateway Greening

St Louis Master Gardeners can be found volunteering in any of the Gateway Greening projects listed below.  Master Gardeners are a vital part this organization's outreach to the local community gardens and on-going projects.


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Hanley House

The Hanley House Project includes a multitude of Gardening activities.


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Horticulture Answer Service

The Garden's Horticultural Answer Service is over 45 years old.


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Kemper Center Plant Doctor

The Kemper Center for Home Gardening is home to the "Plant Doctor"


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Kemper Center Reception Desk

Why not be front and center at the heart of the MBG?


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Lafayette Park

Master Gardeners assist in the maintenance and preservation of this historic gem.


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Litzsinger Road Ecology Center

The Litzsinger Road Ecology Center (LREC) is an established 34 acre nature educational site in central St.Louis county. The site and its staff are dedicated to promoting science teaching, learning environmental literacy, and stewardship of the Earth.


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Longview Farm Park

Dedicated volunteers have been renovating, enlarging and enhancing the gardens around the historic Longview home since May 2002.


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Missouri Botanical Garden Outdoor Gardener

Volunteer your time to maintain the gardens at the Missouri Botanical Garden.


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Plastic Pot Recycling

The Plastic Pot Recycling program has gained national recognition for its ingenuity and earth friendly ways to dispose of plastic containers most plants are sold in. Beginning in April each year and running through the end of October, Master Gardeners assist with the collection and processing of plastic pots and trays into chips and bales that are then sent to manufacturers to be made in to other recycled goods. This project takes place at the Garden's Monsanto Center in the west parking lot. Volunteers are needed on Wednesday mornings.


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Speaker's Bureau

The St. Louis Master Gardener Speakers Bureau is a public service program dedicated to providing quality horticultural information to the metro St. Louis area. It is composed of volunteer Master Gardener speakers who develop power point programs that reflect both their expertise and interests.


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St. Louis County Parks

Come join us in one of our parks and volunteer alongside Master Gardeners, fellow, volunteers and the Horticulture staff.


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The Green Center

Founded in 1998, the Green Center is a natural oasis in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan region.


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