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.





Memphis Area Master Gardener are announcing three Scholarship winners for 2017.

Anna Holt            Briana Green           Logan Baldwin

There is a new page on the website that deals with Grants and Scholarships. The Scholarship Page information will be forthcoming.

           MAMG              SPEAKERS  BUREAU
 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: Gardening in the Mid-South, UT Extension Agent, Joellen Dimond, talks about abelia, a low maintenance blooming shrub with some exciting new cultivars. Also, Retired Extension Agent, Mike Dennison, talks about fruit and nut pollinators.

Chris Cooper

            HOST:  Chris Cooper     

 Joellen Dimon
             UT Extension Agent

             Mike Dennison   
             UT Extension Agent (Retired)       

You can watch previous episodes online at  http://www.familyplotgarden.com/full-episodes-online.html

The Family Plot: Gardening in the Mid-South, airs Saturday, July 21st at 3:00 pm and Sunday, July 22nd at 12:30 pm on WKNO/Channel 10. It also airs Thursday, July 27th at 11:00 am  and Saturday, July 29nd at 2:00 pm 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, 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




2018 Application 
for Master Garden Program

Applications accepted thru July 31, 2017.

Click on image above Print and return (2 pages)

to mailing address on form.

     Please read 'What We Do'

      Issues with your garden or grass? 

       Recommendation: read Soil Test page

            Print Form: Soil & Media Information Sheet

      Why: check with Dr. Christopher Cooper 

                          TURNIPS & GREENS AT CVG

                    CVG POTATO EXPERIMENT

                    CONFOUND THE CRITTERS! 

Memphis Area Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

Plant A Row (PAR)


Foods produced by

Memphis Area Master Gardeners:       

  PAR Collierville Victory Garden -  2182 lbs

Given to:   Collierville Food Pantry, 

Resurrection Catholic School, 

and Moriah House

MAMG 2016 Poundage: 4772 pounds

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