Virginia Beach Master Gardeners
The Virginia Beach Master Gardener program began in 1982 and has trained 1,631 people from 1982 through 2013.
In 2013, 264 active Master Gardeners worked on 25 projects in our city. They contributed 29,126 hours toward these projects.
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Become a Virginia Beach VCE Master Gardener
Anyone interested must attend one of the orientation sessions at
Virginia Beach Municipal Center
Agriculture Building #14
second floor classroom
on the following dates:
Thursday 1 May 10:00 am to 12:00
Tuesday 6 May 10:00 am to 12:00
Classes will begin in September and go through early November
For any questions or additional information, please call 385-4769
The Virginia Beach Master Gardener Association is a group of Master Gardener volunteers trained to provide our community with gardening and horticulture information drawn from their training, personal experiences and research of Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities
To become a Master Gardener, everyone must complete the Master Gardener training. A program has been established to provide both novice and experienced gardeners a basic background in horticulture.
The Master Gardener course is a 50 hour program, and is held once a year (Sept-Nov). Orientation is held each May through the Extension Office.
After the course, the Master Gardener Interns have one full year to volunteer 50 hours in order to complete their training and to be recognized as official Master Gardeners. To remain a Master Gardener, volunteers must give 40 hours each year thereafter, 8 hours of which must be in continuing education.
If you would like more information or would like to speak to a Master Gardener, please call (757) 385-8156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include your name, a detailed question, phone number and email or mailing address.
Origins of the program:
Master Gardener Program was created to meet an enormous increase in requests