ContinuingEducationOver the years, Master Gardeners of Greene County has developed a reputation in the community for its quality programs.

Throughout the year, we offer continuing education on numerous garden related topics.

The Plant Sale, is our chapter’s major fundraiser and is always the last Saturday in April and offers area gardeners an opportunity to purchase a wide variety of hardy plants at bargain prices. Our Garden Tours offer a glimpse at the best of the area’s private gardens

In addition, we often host exhibits, classes, and activities at annual events such as the Lawn & Garden Show and the Growing Knowledge at the Farm Series in February.

Want to learn something about gardening every week? Our “Potting Shed University” series of free gardening classes starting in March for twelve consecutive Mondays.

Annual events include our award winning Young Sprouts in the Garden and you’ll find us at the Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival in July. From time to time we collaborate with libraries, local schools, The Botanical Center, and several nonprofit organizations in the area to consult with special projects that benefit the community.

Have a Question?

Our Master Gardener Hotline answers 2000 garden questions are answered year round by trained, certified volunteer members of our chapter. It’s staffed from Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, March-October. Off season callers may leave a message for a response. Bring in a problem plant sample or insect to have it identified for free. Visit us in person at The Botanical Center, call 417-881-8909, or email photos to .

Need a Speaker?

We offer presentations on a wide variety of topics for garden clubs, civic organizations, schools and other groups. Call 417-881-8909  to request a speaker or visit our Speakers Bureau webpage for more information. A minimum honorarium of $25 is encouraged to support chapter projects.

Visit Our Gardens

Our chapter’s core projects include two public demonstration gardens which offer hands-on learning for members. Anyone may tour the gardens from dawn to dusk in order to view the plants, to observe their growth throughout the seasons, and to be inspired.

Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens: 2400 S Scenic Ave., Springfield, Mo. Just north of The Botanical Center building. Beds include mixed border, themed herb beds, a Kitchen Garden of vegetables, eight turf plots, ornamental grasses, and Missouri natives.

WaterWise Garden: at National Ave. & Linwood St., south of the Springfield Art Museum. This garden has several zones which focus on water-wise gardening and includes a Monarch Butterfly Waystation.