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 whoi 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 13-week course, a different topic will be presented in a classroom setting by UT Extension staff, certified Master Gardeners and local experts.

As the weather warms and spring approaches, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County will offer supplemental workshops at their five demonstration gardens 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 hours of continuing education, class "interns" will achieve certification awarded by UT Extension.


2020 classes will start the first or second week of February and be held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm at Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church, 2846 Lebanon Pike, Donelson, TN 37214

The fee for the 13-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, Davidson County Extension Agent: and ask to have your name added to the list to receive application information in November.

If you live outside Davidson County, to locate your county information go to:

Sample  Master Gardener Training Schedule

Week 1       Orientation: What is a Master Gardener?

Week 2       Soils & Soil Testing

Week 3       Woody Ornamentals

Week 4       Trees & Shrubs

Week 5       Plant Diseases

Week 6       Home Vegetable Gardening & Tomato Disorders & Diseases

Week 7       Organic Gardening

Week 8       Fruit Trees

Week 9       Basic Botany

Week 10     Herbaceous Ornamentals – Annuals & Perennials       

Week 11     Composting & Fermentation

Week 12     Home Lawn Care & Landscape CSI

Week 13     Landscape & Garden Design

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