If you want to dig deeper into gardening, you are on fertile ground. Plow through our pages to find all the dirt on gardening in the MidSouth and activities of local Master Gardeners. We are compost of people from all parts of the country, both natives and transplants. Our knowledge stems from classes offered by the UT Extension in Shelby County. Rooted in a tradition of Tennessee volunteerism, we branch out, growing community projects and planting seeds of knowledge wherever we can cultivate an audience. Weed love for you to learn more about us so you can reap the rewards of good gardening. Leaf a message for the webmaster if you have any questions.





Check out the Grants & Scholarships page. 

Guideline information and application documents (2018) for the scholarships are posted for both graduating high school students and for College students currently attending school.


Need a speaker? As a community service, the Memphis Area Master Gardeners provides a diverse group of speakers, at no charge, to schools, clubs, and other interested organizations. All topics are horticulture related. 

A minimum of three weeks' advance notice is required. We will try to fulfill each request. Please include your name, phone number, and email address, group name, date, time and location of meeting and number of attendees.

Contact Speakers Bureau


Click for a listing of available topics

(updated 14 October 2018)

Horticulture experts Dr.Chris Cooper and guests (Mike Dennison, Booker T. Leigh,

 Joellen Dimond, Carol Reese, and Andy Williams) share their garden wisdom,

answer e-mails and letters about lawn and gardens.



Remember you can see past 
episodes and segments anytime at:  

The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, airs Saturday, Oct 13th at 3:00 pm. Family Plot will also be shown on Sunday, Oct 14th at 12:30 am. It also airs Thursday, Oct 18 at 11:00 am and Saturday, Oct 20 at 3:00 pm over WKNO2 (available over the air on Channel 10.2 and on Comcast Digital Cable Channel 910).

Production Funding for The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South is provided by Good WInds Landscape and Garden Center, International Paper Foundation, and  Dixon Gallery & Gardens.


What does go on at the


Extension Service?

Check out this interview with

Dr. Christopher Cooper

and Debby Hall of WREC




      Issues with your garden or grass? 

       Recommendation: read Soil Test page

            Print Form: Soil & Media Information Sheet

      Why: check with Dr. Christopher Cooper 

2nd Annual 

Mid South

Great Tomato Contest

(click Gr Tomato logo)


Harvesting Purple Dragon carrots

          Juliet tomato;burgundy okra;black beauty        

                   eggplant; and banana peppers       

Memphis Area Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

Plant A Row (PAR)


Foods produced by

Memphis Area Master Gardeners:       

  PAR Collierville Victory Garden -  2585 lbs

Bouquets Delivered -   YTD  

Donations to:   Collierville Food Pantry, 

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, 

  and Moriah House 

Zinnia bouquets: delivered weekly to 

Page Robbins Adult Day Center

The Victory Garden video (click to view)

UT/TSU Shelby County Extension Office
Agricenter International - Suite B, Box 21
7777 Walnut Grove Rd,
Memphis TN 38120.
Phone: 901-752-1207 Fax: 901-752-6240