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.





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. 



This week on The Family Plot: Chris Cooper and guests give you tips on growing blueberries. Plus the Horticulturalist for the City of Memphis joins us to talk about what he and his staff do, including projects in various parks and public spaces of interest.


HOST: Chris Cooper - UT Extension Agent, Shelby County 


Richard Beckwith - Horticulturalist for the City of Memphis

Mike Dennison - UT Extension Agent (retired)


The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South airs Thursday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. on WKNO/Channel 10. It also airs Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. on 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




MAMG Scholarships       

Available for       

     2014 High School Graduates            


v  Announcement

v  2014 Applicant Information

v  2014 MAMG Scholarship Application

v  Applicant checklist


Memphis Area Master Gardeners are proud to introduce two scholarship recipients for 2013. Both young men attended Collierville High School and will in fall attend UT Martin.

  • Cason J Fernimen
  • Nicholas L Hurdle




What does go on at the


Extension Service?

Check out this interview with

Dr. Christopher Cooper

and Debby Hall of WREC









Public newsletter:

April Diggin In posted

and ready for you to


Don't miss it!

            Now posted in Photo Gallery.

             Enjoy-thanks for your input


         Collierville Victory Garden

   Crosswind Elementary students from

   "Roots and Shoots" club helping at the

    garden..cleaning our garden bed and

    planting onions.




Memphis Area Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens

Plant A Row (PAR)



 Foods produced by Memphis Area Master Gardeners:

            PAR- Davies  -  10  lbs YTD

  PAR Collierville Victory Garden -  lbs YTD

Production 2013: 8458 lbs

Given to:   Collierville Food Pantry, Fayette Cares

 and the YWCA Women's Shelter

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