Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers with gardening backgrounds ranging from hobbyist to professional, from beginner to experienced, from young adult to senior citizen. The common bond is a love of gardening, learning and sharing. After training, Master Gardeners serve as a resource with University of Missouri Extension to give county residents research-based answers to their gardening questions. The primary purpose of a Master Gardener is to volunteer, but members rate camaraderie and learning opportunities as important reasons for participating. To become a Master Gardener, call 417-881-8909. Discover Us: Master Gardeners of Greene County (PDF).

Master Gardeners Annual Report

Officers of the Master Gardeners of Greene County published their first chapter annual report showcasing the highlights of 2014 for this active organization. MGGC Annual Report (PDF)


Call the hotline directly at (417) 874-2963 with gardening questions. Master Gardeners are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, March through October, except holidays. At other times, leave a message. Calls are returned with 24 hours.

Speakers bureau

Master Gardeners are available to give presentations to schools, clubs and organizations in the area. To schedule a speaker (PDF) | Master Gardeners of Greene County Speakers Bureau (PDF).

Annual plant sale

The chapter's annual plate sale is held in April. Plants are sold at reasonable prices and include bedding plants, bulbs, natives and other seasonal plants.

Demonstration gardens

Our gardens provide a place for residents to learn about plants that do well in Greene County, as well see gardening techniques and methods in action. Master Gardeners have three demonstration gardens in Springfield: the Xeriscape Garden at National and Linwood, and the demonstration garden and kitchen garden at Nathanael Greene Park near the botanical center.

Chapter history

Master Gardeners of Greene County are headquartered in Springfield. The group started in 1984, and is a self-managing, not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors.

Chapter website

The Master Gardeners of Greene County do maintain their own website.

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