What is a Master Gardener?

Master Gardeners are residents of the local community who take an active interest in gardening and in sharing their knowledge with others.

Is Master Gardening for You?

Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?

  • Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
  • Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?
  • Do I have enough time to attend training and to complete the volunteer service?
  • If you answered yes to these questions, the Master Gardener program could be for you!

How Do You Become a Master Gardener?

In Cobb County, application requests are typically taken in July. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications that would have been taken in 2020 are being accepted from March-May of 2021.  Applicant interviews will be held in June 2021. The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Training classes will be held in August, September and October 2021. The training is designed to meet the needs of the home gardener. Class topics include vegetable and fruit gardening, plant disease identification, insect control, ornamental shrubs, tree care, turfgrass management, annuals, perennials, pest identification, pest control, Xeriscaping and more.