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.




The 2020 Scholarship Application form and Guidelines are posted to the Grants and Scholarships page.

The Family Plot:Gardening in the Mid-South is back! This week UT Extension- Haywood County Director Walter Battle shows how to plant onions. Also, University of Memphis Director of Landscape Joellen Dimond talks about common landscape mistakes. Watch Saturday at 3PM on WKNO.

Host:  Dr. Chris Cooper 

          UT Extension Agent

Guest: Walter Battle - https://extension.tennessee.edu

Guest: Joellen Dimond - https://www.memphis.edu

The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South airs Saturday, April 4th, at 3:00 p.m.

Remember you can see past episodes

 and segments anytime at:

The Family Plot Website or

View past episodes of The Family Plot

Production funding for The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, is provided by Good Winds Landscape and Garden Center and International Paper.


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 February 20 2020)

Growing In Our Community

The Victory Garden video (click to view)


What does go on at the


Extension Service?

Check out this interview with

Dr. Christopher Cooper

and Debby Hall of WREC






24 MARCH 2020

  The Memphis Area Master Gardener's Spring Fling Garden Show and Plant Sale scheduled for March 27-28 will not be held at this time

Memphis Area Master Gardeners operates under the auspices of the University of TN Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) and must adhere to the guidelines of the UTIA. This is the announcement from UTIA (University of TN Institute of Agriculture):


"Meetings, events and activities organized by UTIA which are open to the public and involve 50 or more participants will be conducted using distance technology or will be rescheduled."

Please bear with us as we work with our vendors, speakers, event location and volunteers to explore our options.           

Check our website for updates on Spring Fling Page 

Please stay safe and healthy and direct any questions to MAMGSpringFling@gmail.com

       Issues with your garden or grass? 

        Recommendation: read Soil Test page

            Print Form: Soil & Media Information Sheet

     Why: check with Dr. Christopher Cooper 


CVG receives City Beautification Award

Memphis Area Master Gardener

 Demonstration Garden

Plant A Row (PAR) Collierville Victory Garden

Food Produced at PAR Collierville Garden

 by Memphis Area Master Gardeners

Donated to: Collierville Food Pantry, Catholic Charities of West TN, and Moriah House.


Bouquets delivered to Page Robbins Adult Day Center and Collierville Christian Church

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