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 3400 volunteers in 67 counties
- reported 89,810 education hours and 163,876 service hours in 2016
- operates in 67 Arkansas counties
- coordinates over 20 county and regional horticulture event each year
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.
A Saturday Summer MG Class will be held in 2017 in Hemptstead County. Training Sessions will be on July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5.
Registration deadline is June 1, 2017.
The first session will be held at the Southwest Research and Extension Center
362 Highway 174 in Hope, with the remaining sessions at Hempstead Hall at UACCH 2500 South Main Street, Hope, Arkansas, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The cost of the training will be $75.00 which covers your book, snacks and training supplies. Additional individual county fees may apply.
DO NOT enclose money with this application. The registration fee is due upon your acceptance into the training class. Once we receive your application, we will forward it to your local county. You will be contacted and interviewed by your local county, and once accepted, you will pay the local county the registration fee.
Saturday Summer MG Class Registration Form
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.