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Arkansas Master Gardener Program
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Started in 1988 in 4 counties (Garland, Jefferson, Pulaski, and Saline) and 40 members, the Arkansas Master Gardener Program now:

  • has over 3000 volunteers in 67 counties
  • reported 102,850 education hours and 181,371 service hours in 2014 
  • operates in 65 Arkansas counties
  • coordinates over 20 county and regional horticultural fairs annually

Are you an Arkansas Master Gardener?

Enter volunteer hours here

Arkansas Master Gardeners volunteer hundreds of hours annually to local projects.
Arkansas Master Gardeners volunteer hundreds of hours annually to local projects.

The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners sponsor events in a wide range of activities including educational seminars and workshops, youth gardening programs, plant therapy work with hospitals and nursing homes, community beautification projects all helping to disseminate horticulture information.  Annual plant sales are a great way to educate the public on the right plant for the right location. 

How do I become a Master Gardener?  

The first step is to fill out the Master Gardener Application.  Send in the application to the address listed on the form and it will be forwarded to a  Master Gardener program near you. 

Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale in Fairfield Bay
Many county Master Gardener programs offer seasonal plant sales. Proceeds go towards scholarships for horticulture students.

Master Gardener State Conference

The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners hold an annual state conference which is hosted and coordinated by a different local program each year. This three day event provides Master Gardeners the  opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, garden tours, and allows them to connect with other Master Gardeners from across the state. 

2017 MG Award Nomination Forms
Deadline for submission is January 15, 2017. 

Do you need help to complete a winning award nomination? 

Tips for writing a winning award nomination

101 Effective words used in recognition

Note:  Awards are judged by outside judges. 

Please review the award nomination instruction letter below before submitting your awards.  

Award Nomination Instruction Letter
Agent Award
Excellence in Education Award
Friend of MG - Business Award
Friend of MG - Individual Award
MG of the Year Award
Newsletter of the Year Award
Project of the Year Award
Rookie of the Year Award


2017 Statewide MG Program Donations
MG Awards, MG Conference, and Janet B. Carson Scholarship
Deadline for donations is January 15, 2017

Donation form  (to accompany check)

2017 Arkansas Master Gardener Tour to Vietnam
Vietnam tour information

Link for more information