Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program is offered by The University of Tennessee Extension.

The purpose of the Master Gardener program is to train citizens as horticultural-educated volunteers of The University of Tennessee Extension and the Tennessee State Cooperative Extension Program. Volunteers work in partnership with their counties to expand the educational outreach by providing home gardeners with researched-based information.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please contact Chris Cooper at 901-752-1207 or Go to and learn more about the Master Gardener program here in Shelby County!

The 2024 TN Extension Master Gardener Program Application will be accepted from June 1st- July 14th. You can send your application into the UT-TSU Extension Office in Shelby County or bring it in-person. Click on the document to view and print the application.

Chris Cooper and Memphis Area Master Gardeners at Collierville Victory Garden