Master Gardeners

Participants in the Missouri Master Gardener Program receive basic and advanced horticulture training from university faculty. Basic training sessions take place in the early spring and fall, meeting weekly for eight weeks. Participants agree to give back to the community with volunteer time for gardening projects and educational programs. Certified Master Gardeners are part of a local chapter and maintain their certification through volunteerism and advanced training opportunities.

MU Extension holds Master Gardener training in the spring and fall in Cape Girardeau. Specific dates for the fall class will be announced here.

Southeast Missouri Master Gardener Chapters

Cape Girardeau County Master Gardeners meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Center.

Perry County Master Gardeners meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Perry County Extension Center.

Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners meet on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Patke Room of the Ste. Genevieve County Extension Center, located at 255 Market Street in Ste. Genevieve.

Upcoming Master Gardener Training Program

Fall 2019 Master Gardener Training coming to the Jackson, Mo area.  For more information, contact Donna Aufdenberg at 573-238-2420 or


The Garden Spade Newsletter

A monthly gardening publication of the University of Missouri Extension's Southeast and East Central Regions

For more information

Missouri Master Gardener Program

Missouri Environment and Garden Newsletter

Master Gardener volunteer service record (PDF)