Master Gardener Training

Master Gardeners are a vital resource to the Gloucester County Extension Horticultural Program. These volunteers teach classes, answer horticultural inquiries, present programs, and diagnose plant diseases. Master Gardeners extend the resources of the land-grant university through their volunteer efforts. Participants in the program must attend all classes and will receive a minimum of 60 hours of horticultural information. 

2020 Master Gardener Basic Training

Due to concerns about Covid 19, the Gloucester Master Gardener Basic Training Course for 2020 has been cancelled.

Field Trips, Plants, Daffodil Festival

Service Hours

Upon graduation the participant will be expected to perform 50 hours of service to Virginia Cooperative Extension the first year by participating in various Master Gardener services to the community such as answering horticulture questions at the help desk, conducting educational programs, leading a team, or providing support to other Master Gardeners in many other areas. To maintain Master Gardener Status after the first year, each volunteer must complete 20 hours of service to the community and 8 hours of continuing education.


  • Fee of $160 for this course will cover handbook and other materials
  • $10 non-refundable background screening required

Additional Information

For more information about becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, call the Gloucester Extension Office at 804-693-2602 or contact: