ST LOUIS MASTER Gardeners

Serving St Louis Since 1983

Our 300+ active members provide horticultural information and assistance to the public for community service and gardening pleasure. We volunteer at the Botanical Garden’s Kemper Center as well as throughout the Garden’s grounds and with community groups in the St. Louis region.

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Want to Become A Master Gardener?

Registration for the afternoon session of the 2023 St. Louis Master Gardener Training has closed. 

Registration for the evening session of the 2023 St. Louis Master Gardener Training will open Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m.  Please use this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2GL5GJ to apply. 

Classes begin January 5, 2023 with afternoon and evening classes held at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Kemper Center. Courses are taught by gardening professionals and include Missouri Botanical Garden staff, MU Extension horticulturists, and community specialists. 

Classes include plant identification, pruning, Missouri natives, perennials and annuals, landscape design and ‘what not to plant.’  Additional training includes tree ID walks, tours and other educational opportunities. Once certified, Master Gardeners volunteer 40 hours a year in gardens and facilities throughout our communities. 

If you’re interested in getting notified about future classes, sign up here:

Have a Plant Question? Ask Us Anytime!

Email stlgardenhotline@gmail.com at any time with your plant questions. Give us all the detail you can and include pictures of the following:

  1. Distance shot showing its environment.
  2. Closer shot of just the plant itself.
  3. Up close shot showing the area of concern.
Note: The hotline is not staffed 40 hours a week, but you will receive a response in a timely fashion.

Want to Request a Master Gardener for a Speaking Engagement?

Check out our Speaker’s Bureau here!

Each year St. Louis Master Gardeners make over 100 presentations to garden clubs, schools, businesses, churches, neighborhood and civic organizations. Presentations are typically 50-60 minutes in length.

We also have three walking and teaching tours of Missouri Botanical Garden’s specialty gardens and the annual orchid display.

Betty Struckhoff gives a Presentation
St. Louis Master Gardeners at work

Need a Volunteer Site?

Check out our project sites here!

St. Louis Master Gardeners are involved with local community horticultural projects throughout St. Louis City, County and Shaw Nature Reserve. Parks, streetscapes, schools, community gardens and more all benefit from the hands-on gardening and teaching by Master Gardeners. 

Active Master Gardeners contribute at least 40 hours of volunteer service each year.