Arkansas Master Gardener Program
Started in 1988 in 4 counties (Garland, Jefferson, Pulaski, and Saline) and 40 members, the Arkansas Master Gardener Program now:
- has over 3100 volunteers in 67 counties
- reported 87,181 education hours and 171,578 service hours in 2019
Master Gardener Mission Statement
As horticultural trained volunteers, Master Gardeners extend research-based information through demonstration and educational programs using horticulture best practices, strengthening communities and families throughout Arkansas.
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.
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.
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.
Arkansas Master Gardener Resources
- County Contacts (Password Protected Information)
- Who are the MG Volunteers
- MG District Map
- Junior Master Gardener Program
- Click here for Co 76 Newsletters
- Financial Guidelines
- Help with Recruitment, Retention and Recognition of your Master Gardeners!
- Leave of Absence Form
- Sustainer Status Form
- Reinstatement Form