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 3200 volunteers in 67 counties
- reported 64,854 education hours and 101,475 service hours in 2020
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 your local county Extension office and it will be forwarded to a Master Gardener.
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.
Applications for the 2022 Janet B. Carson County Scholarship and the 2022-2023 Janet B. Carson High School Senior Scholarship are now available.
Please use these nomination form when submitting your county nomination.
Deadline to submit your nomination form is January 14, 2022. Late entries will not be accepted.
Please read all the instructions (see cover letter below) prior to sending in your nomination form. Double and triple check the spelling of names submitted on the form.
Cover letter (please read this prior to filling out an award form)
Business Friend of MG Award Form
County Extension Agent MG Award Form
Excellence in Education Award Form
Individual Friend of MG Award Form
MG of the Year Award Form
Newsletter of the Year Award Form
Project of the Year Award Form
Rookie of the Year Award 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.
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