Maricopa County Master Gardeners
University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
Ask A Master Gardener Online Chat Room
Do you have a garden problem? Need help with your landscape plants?
This is a free ONLINE Zoom question and answer session using with Maricopa County Master Gardeners
Fridays July 10 - August 28, 2020 All sessions are from 10am-11am (US Phoenix Time Zone)
Once you have registered with Eventbrite a form link will be sent to you in the confirmation email.
Please fill in this form to describe your plant question and any accompanying photos.
Event log-in, online meeting instructions, and handouts will be emailed 24-hours and one hour prior to the event.
Become a Master Gardener
Applications for the 2020 Fall Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course closed on May 7th.
Applications after May 7th will be placed on a wait list for any seats that become available up to the week before class begins (June 30th)
More dates to be announced.
2021 Citrus Clinics
Arizona winter brings us bountiful citrus. The sweetest thing about blooming citrus in our home gardens is knowing the harvest of our favorite fruit is soon to follow. To better manage the flavor, size, and health of your citrus and deciduous tree fruit, join the Maricopa County Master Gardeners at their annual citrus clinics offered in both East and West valley locations.
The clinics, now in their 16th year, feature the foremost state citrus experts, including The University of Arizona faculty and noted local professionals. The experts will present eight learning stations on topics such as how to select and plant fruit trees appropriate for our climate, citrus fertilization, irrigation, pruning, and how to solve fruit tree problems through pest identification and management. While you are there, do not miss the display of more than 100 citrus varieties and sample many of the varieties made available that day.
Dates to be announced.
2019 Fall Festival & Plant Sale with
Maricopa County Master Gardeners & Metro Tech High School was a Success!
There is no better way to enjoy Fall than getting out into the garden. More than 600 visitors to the Master Gardener Fall Garden Festival were able to bring new life to their gardens and landscapes after attending. Patrons were able to shop a wide variety of plants propagated by Master Gardeners, Metro Tech High School horticulture students, and selected growers. Attendees were able to participate in prize drawings, purchase crafts, take-home rummage-sale treasures, and enjoy the food at the festival. Master Gardener ambassadors were on hand to answer plant questions and direct attendees to our Cooperative Extension resources. Educational mini-classes on soils, water, and composting were presented by one of our Fall 2019 Master Gardener graduate groups.
The Fall Garden Festival is one of the largest Master Gardener events of the year. This annual fundraiser supports the Master Gardener mission to teach the right plant in the right place to Maricopa County community members. More than 70 Master Gardeners volunteered time planning, propagating plants, setting-up, educating patrons, and assisting with the sale. The Master Gardener program would not enjoy the great successes of the Fall Festival without our wonderful volunteers.
The Master Gardener Program enjoys the support of local vendors, Metro Tech High School, and generous prize donors as well. Thank you to all of our partners and participants in the festival.
A big thank you goes out to the prize donors who provided items for our drawing. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated.
- Australian Outback Plantation
- Summerwinds Nursery
- Arcadia Color Garden
- Whitfield Nursery
- Desert Botanical Garden
- Hook and Line Originals
- Dig It Gardens
- Southwest Gardener
Thank you to our attendees, volunteers, Metro Tech High School, vendors, and prize donors. You made the day a considerable success for the Master Gardener Program.