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 3427 volunteers in 67 counties
- reported 73,555 education hours and 128,994 service hours in 2021
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.
Online Reporting System
To report your volunteer hours in the NEW MG online reporting system, please contact your county online reporting manager. You may have received an email from your county online reporting manager.
Please review that email before you log into the new online reporting system.
How do I become a Master Gardener?
The first step is to contact your local county extension office to see if a program is in your county and when the next available training will be. See our full list of county extension offices.
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.
The 2024 Janet B. Carson County Sanctioned Project Scholarship and 2024-2025 Janet B. Carson High School Senior Scholarship applications are available.
Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
High School Senior Scholarship Application Deadline: March 8, 2024
The 2022 MG Award documents are available for use. The award nomination documents
have been sent to MG Program Presidents and County Agents. Please contact your Master
Gardener President or County Extension Agent for these nomination documents. Click here for more information.
Arkansas 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
- Who are the MG Volunteers
- Extension 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