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 94,767 education hours and 170,301 service hours in 2017
- operates in 67 Arkansas counties
- coordinates over 20 county and regional horticulture event each year
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.
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 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.
2019 Master Gardener Award Forms
(forms due January 11, 2019)
- Cover Letter
- MG of the Year Form
- Rookie of the Year Form
- Project of the Year Form
- Excellence In Education
- County Agent of the Year
- Newsletter of the Year
- Friend of MG - Individual
- Friend of MG - Business/Org
2019 Janet B. Carson MG County Program Scholarship
(application deadline January 15, 2019)
2019 MG Program Donations Form
(deadline for donations is January 15, 2019)
2019 Janet B. Carson High School Scholarship
(application deadline March 1, 2019)