In 1983 the St. Louis Master Gardener program was established by the Missouri Botanical Garden in cooperation with University of Missouri Extension Service. University extension services nationwide have Master Gardening programs providing local horticultural education and programs through trained volunteers under their guidelines.
The world-renowned Missouri Botanical Garden plays home to the St. Louis Master Gardener Organization Program. Most training, events and meetings of St. Louis Master Gardeners are conducted in the Kemper Center for Home Gardening.
An elected Advisory Committee coordinates the STLMG program consisting of nine STLMGs that serve a 3-year term. Three main positions: Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson/Treasurer, and Secretary. Six sub committee positions: Continuing Education (CE), Communications, Speaker's Bureau, Community Outreach and Membership. The Advisory Committee is overseen by two representatives: one each from the MU Extension and Missouri Botanical Garden. Meetings are on the last Tuesday of the month (except December) from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Most meetings are held in the classroom at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Garden. All STLMG members are welcome to attend.