Master Gardener Course

The Tennessee Extension Master Gardeners program in Davidson County offers a unique opportunity for gardeners — young and old, new or experience — to engage in both classroom and practical learning of a wide variety of gardening and home horticulture topics.

UT/TSU Extension Davidson County offers the 13-week Master Gardener course each February. Every week a different topic is presented in a classroom setting by local experts, extension staff and certified Master Gardeners.

As the weather warms and spring approaches, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County will offer supplemental workshops at their five demonstration gardens to those wishing to enhance their learning experience and get to know other gardeners in their community.

Our Mentoring Program also pairs certified Master Gardener with members of the new class to help them achieve their personal learning goals and earn their certification, awarded by UT Extension upon completion of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of continuing education.


Enrollment in the 2019 Master Gardener course for Davidson County is now OPEN.   This years classes in Davidson County will be day classes.  The class will start either the first or second Thursday in February from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

To enroll in the 2019 Master Gardener course for Davidson County call the UT extension office at 615-862-5995 and ask to be added to the class list.

 The course fee is $150 per person or $250 per couple which pays for your class materials, name badge, and a copy of the NEW handbook, which replaces the 860-page Tennessee Master Gardener Handbook. Applications must be accompanied by the fee (made payable to "UT Extension") to be considered complete. Space is limited.

If you live outside of Metro Nashville, please visit the UT Extension website and locate your local county office to contact for enrollment dates and details.

2018 Class Schedule 

Feb 8 Orientation:What is a Master Gardener? David Cook/UT       
& Basic Entomology Extension Davidson Co.
Feb 15 Basic Botnany       Becky Matthews, Master
Gardener, Davidson Co
Feb 22 Woody Ornamentals David Cook/UT    
& Trees & Shrubs          Extension Davidson Co.
Mar  1      Intro to Soils & Soil Testing Bob Ary, UT Extension
Sumner County
Mar  8 Home Vegetable Gardening & David Cook, UT
Tomato Disorders & Diseases Extension
Mar 15 Wise Water Use Julie Berbiglia
Metro Warter Services
Mar 22 Plant Diseases Alan Windham, UT Ext. Plant Pathology Spec.
Mar 29 Selecting & Maintaining Fruit Trees David Cook/UT Ext.
April  5 Homeowner Lawn Care Mitchell Mote, UT Ext. , Rutherford County
Urban Gardening Festival Caroll Marrero, DCMG
April 12 Organic Gardening/Beneficial insects David Cook/UT Ext
Composting/Fermetation Carol Taylor/MGDC
April 19 Herbaceous Ornamentals David Cook/UT Ext
Annuals & Perennials
April 26 Landscape CSI: Onsite plant diagnosis David Cook/UT Ext
& Hands-on activity
May 3 Landscape & Garden Design Lou Anne Willams,MGDC
Reporting Volunteer Hours David Cook/UT Ext.

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