Master Gardener Course

The Tennessee Extension Master Gardener training program is designed for anyone interested in gardening, from beginners to experienced gardeners.  Volunteer-based service training is provided with the goal of certifying those who complete the program so that they can provide the public with research-based information on a variety of horticultural topics.

UT/TSU Extension Davidson County

During the 8-week course, a different topic will be presented in a virtual classroom setting by UT Extension staff, certified Master Gardeners and local experts.  There will be a minimum of 18 topics presented during the 8-week course.

As the weather warms and spring approaches, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County will offer supplemental workshops at their five garden projects to those wishing to enhance their learning experience and get to know other gardeners in their community.

Upon completion of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 additional hours of continuing education after classes, class "interns" will achieve certification awarded by UT Extension.


Enroll - 2021 classes are full, registration is closed

2021 classes will start February 2, 2021 and will be an evening, Zoom class.

The fee for the 8-week program is $160. Couples may share one handbook and register for $250. The course fee pays for your course materials, name badge and the new Tennessee Master Gardener handbook.

Please email David Cook at dcook5@utk.edu confirming your interest in the 2022 program and to have your name added to the wait list to receive online registration and payment information later this year/early next year.

If you live outside Davidson County, to locate your county extension information go to: UT Extension County Offices

Thank you for your interest in the Davidson County Master Gardener Program.



Master Gardener Training Topics include:

      • Soils & Soil Testing
      • Basic Botany
      • Herbaceous Ornamentals:  Annuals & Perennials
      • Woody Ornamentals:  Trees & Shrubs
      • Entomology
      • Home Lawn Care
      • Plant Diseases
      • Vegetable Gardening
      • Organic Gardening
      • Composting and Bokashi Fermentation
      • Fruit Trees & Small Fruits
      • Beneficial Insects
      • Landscape & Garden Design
      • Website Login & Reporting Hours



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