Master Gardener Volunteer Sites
St. Louis Master Gardeners are involved with local community horticultural projects throughout St. Louis City, County and Shaw Nature Reserve. Parks, streetscapes, schools, community gardens and more all benefit from the hands-on gardening and teaching by Master Gardeners. Active Master Gardeners contribute at least 50 hours of volunteer service each year.
This is a list of important organizations that Master Gardeners support. It is not a complete list of all Master Gardener activities.
Master Gardener log-in required: Master Gardeners may view short-term or one-time volunteer opportunities here or on the Master Gardener Calendar. The Master Gardener policy on what counts as volunteer hours is here.
Bellefontaine Cemetery has played an important role in the early growth of St. Louis. It is the final resting place of many historical figures from Chouteau to Busch. It was established in 1849 and it is an accredited arboretum set on 314 acres.
Brightside St. Louis
Bring Conservation Home
Help homeowners create native landscapes designed to attract birds and other interesting wildlife.
Compton Water Tower and Park
The Compton Water Tower and Park on Grand Avenue is a neighborhood landmark.
Docent, Garden Guide or School Instructor
Many Master Gardeners conduct public tours at the Missouri Botanical Garden, provide educational tours for student field trips, and act as instructors for educational programs.
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. Volunteers work in partnership with the St. Louis City Parks Department.
Forest Park Forever
Forest Park Forever volunteers work side-by-side with knowledgeable horticulture and naturalist staff to maintain landscapes in Forest Park.
Help plant and propogate young trees and shrubs at Forest ReLeaf of Missouri's CommuniTree Gardens, a nonprofit, volunteer-driven tree nursery, in Maryland Heights.
Gateway Greening has many projects where Master Gardeners volunteer. They are a vital part of this organization's outreach to the local community gardens and on-going projects.
Founded in 1998, The Green Center is a natural oasis in the heart of the St. Louis metropolitan region. The center is headquartered in a residence built in 1932 and is located in Kaufman Park, University City, Missouri.
Horticulture Answer Service
Kemper Center Plant Doctor
Kemper Center Reception Desk
Master Gardeners assist in the maintenance and preservation of this historic gem. The Lafayette Park Conservancy organizes the garden work days.
Litzsinger Road Ecology Center
The Litzsinger Road Ecology Center (LREC) is an established, 34-acre nature reserve dedicated to children's nature education in central St.Louis county. The site and its staff are dedicated to promoting science teaching, learning environmental literacy, and stewardship of the Earth.
Longview Farm Park
Longview Farm Park has a group of dedicated volunteers who have been renovating, enlarging and enhancing the gardens that are around the historic home since May 2002.
Missouri Botanical Garden Outdoor Gardener
Shaw Nature Reserve
Enjoy the beauty of Shaw Nature Reserve as you support this fabulous gem of native landscaping.
The St. Louis Master Gardener Speakers Bureau is a public service program dedicated to providing quality horticultural information to the Metro St. Louis area.
St. Louis County Parks
Come join us in one of the St. Louis County Parks and volunteer alongside fellow Master Gardeners, other volunteers and the horticulture staff.
U City in Bloom
U City in Bloom is a volunteer not-for-profit organization that plants and maintains over 200 flower gardens throughout University City.