Master Gardener Projects


Master Gardeners contribute thousands of hours in a wide variety of volunteer projects throughout Shelby County. These projects facilitate the acquisition of horticultural knowledge as well as the development of individuals and communities.

  • 'Ask A Master Gardener' clinics are held throughout the year at festivals, markets, and workshops.
  • Master Gardener Hotline is a free service to the public, that assists inquiries of gardening questions or issues.
  • Plant A Row Collierville Victory Garden is a demonstration garden that uses sustainable gardening practices, keeps maintenance and costs low.
  • A Speakers Bureau provides knowledgeable speakers to groups, clubs, and associations.
  • Spring Fling is a festival of plants, lectures, and gardening delights held at the Agricenter International Red Barn.
  • Through Our Garden Gates invites the public to tour gardens of Master Gardeners with guides and specialists available at each garden.
  • Junior Master Gardener Plant Camp provides plant knowledge and fun to children in June!

                                                        Ask  A Master Gardener

The University of Tennessee Extension Office in Shelby County and Master Gardeners offer Gardeners Clinics throughout the year. These clinics give research-based help on growing plants and enjoying a successful gardening season. Bring samples of your soil and plants for some personal attention to your needs.


      Horticulture Hotline     

Master Gardeners operate a gardening HOTLINE service for the public from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday in the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Office at Agricenter, International. The public can call this hotline for research-based information on gardening issues, including plant selection, disease and insect identification, and garden management. The service is free. Call 901-752-1207 to talk with a Master Gardener.

PAR Collierville Victory Garden

CVG is a community volunteer garden led by Memphis Area Master Gardeners. This education and donation garden grows vegetables as well as both annual and perennial flowers. CVG is a sustainable garden, striving to make informed decisions on plant selection, crop rotation, water conversation, composting, weeding, and pest prevention. In an effort to attract migrating pollinators, the garden dedicates space to a bee and butterfly haven.

The garden is sponsored by the Collierville Christian Church and located at 707 New Byhalia Road. Church Ministries, Moriah House, and local families in need benefit from the produce. Summer zinnia and sunflowers are donated to Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center and other local nursing homes and public buildings. Perennial plants are donated to Habitat for Humanity and the MAMG Spring Fling.

Volunteers are welcomed! Bring drinking water, gloves, hat,/sunscreen, and small hand tools - check our Facebook page for photos and information.

Individual and group tours are welcome and available by appointment. Contact Twila Christian at

Speakers Bureau     

Looking for a speaker? The Memphis Area Master Gardeners extend to the community speakers with diverse and timely horticultural topics for presentation to interested groups, schools and clubs. A minimum of three weeks advance notice is required. Every attempt will be made to respond to each request. Include your contact information, the group name, the location of the meeting and the expected attendance numbers. 

Memphis Area Master Gardeners have a wide range of garden and landscape expertise. Topics include Perennials, Shade Gardening Attracting Birds, but also Garden Critters, Cooking and Herbs, and Floral Design, just to name a few. For a more complete list, Click the topics list on the Home Page.

                      Spring Fling                                        

Memphis Area Master Gardeners hold a SPRING FLING late March or early April at the Agricenter Red Barn. This fun-filled event is a great way to "kick off" your spring gardening plans. Informative speakers, garden societies, garden accessories, Q&A Clinics, and plants, plants, plants fill the Red Barn until it is bursting at the seams and spilling out to the surrounding land. Come early to get the best deals. Refreshments and good times all day long. This year- March 29-30!

                                                       Master Gardeners Present

The Memphis Area Master Gardeners Association produces a spring presentation open to the public. These presentations are usually on a Saturday and held at The Memphis Botanic Garden in Goldsmith or Hardin Hall. Topics are appropriate for the season and current trends and conditions. These programs are announced in the MAMG Public Events calendar, the events calendar of Memphis Botanic Garden and the gardening calendar of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Fees are used for the Adult Education Programs at Memphis Botanic Garden.

     Through Our Garden Gates            

How do Master Gardeners meet the challenges in their own gardens?  Memphis Area Master Gardeners invite the public to “Through Our Garden Gates” to personal gardens where they have solved drainage problems, fought weeds, built water features, selected plants for sun and shade, maximized small spaces, and made large spaces more intimate. Garden hosts are on-site at each garden throughout the day to answer visitor's questions and to provide plant lists. In addition, each garden will feature presentations by experts on weed control, shady plants, tree care, and other topics. There is an "Ask A Master Gardener" plant clinic available at one of the locations.  Save the date - Saturday June 3, 2017 from 9AM- 4 PM.

               Junior Master Gardener Plant Camp             


Agricenter International, the Shelby County Extension and Memphis Area Master Gardeners unite as a team to host Jr. Master Gardener Plant Camp every June for girls and boys, ages 8-12. Children have the opportunity to learn about nature, while having fun and being introduced to the amazing world of plants! Activities include daily “hands-on” projects, educational discussions and games, “on-site” field trips, make-&-take home projects, and daily theme-related snacks. Each child takes home a camp shirt and booklet with post-camp activities for additional summertime fun. 
 The camp is  held at Agricenter International. Camp hours are from 9:00 a.m. until Noon, usually the second week in June (Monday – Friday). There is a fee to attend. Enrollment is limited to 30 campers



Check out additional projects (links below) that Memphis Area Master Gardeners are involved in throughout the Shelby County region.


                                                COMMUNITY PROJECTS


          Davies Plantation            Memphis Botanic Garden          Dixon Gallery & Garden



             Lichterman Nature Center          Oaklawn Garden            Recycle Right




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