Pima Master Gardeners
Our Mission Statement
Pima County Master Gardener volunteers, directed and suppported by University of Arizona faculty and staff, educate residents by providing unbiased research-based horticulture practices and information that promote the development of healthy, sustainable communities.
About Us: Pima County Master Gardeners
Pima County Master Gardeners are university-trained volunteers who served as community educators. They work with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension to provide research-based information on environmentally responsible gardening and landscaping to the public. Gardening questions, call the Plant Clinic, 520-626-5161 and ask to speak with a Master Gardener. The Plant Clinic is open Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Read More
2019 Pima Master Gardener Library Talks
Library Talks for January through May have been scheduled. Topics include Insects in Our Gardens, Warm Season Vegetable Gardening, Tomatoes for the Desert, Heat Proofing your Garden and many more.
Click on the links below for more information.
*Schedule was updated 1/3/2019 with correct dates and times for Library Talks at Mission Library.
Library Talks at the Mission Library have been changed to Thursdays at 12 - 1:30.
2019 Seminar Series
Registration is recommended so handouts can be prepared for all attendees. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
New Location: Food Product & Safety Lab Auditorium. The address is 4101 North Campbell Avenue, but there is no access from Campbell Ave. The auditorium is northwest of the intersection of Roger and Campbell Avenue. The entrance is on Roger Road. Turn north on to the driveway to the Campus Agricultural Center and follow signs to the Meat Sales and MG Seminars.
February 16*: Register for Warm Season Vegetables presented by Toni Moore
2019 Schedule - Registration Links will be provided when available.
March 9: Citrus Trees presented by Deb North
March 23: Insects! Beneficial or Not? presented by Tony Knight
April 27: Cacti and Succulents presented by Paul Ellis
*Date change: originally scheduled for February 23
Do You Have Questions About Your Garden?
Please come into the Master Gardener Plant Clinic or call us with your questions.
- Remember to bring in two samples with you: a healthy plant stem and a sick plant stem
Green Valley Office
530 White House Canyon Rd. 520-648-0808
May-September 8:00 am to 11:00am
October-April 8:00 am - 12 Noon
Tucson Demonstration Gardens
4210 N.Campbell Ave, Tucson 85719
Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Call 626-5161 for more information
The Master Gardeners maintain demonstration gardens at the Tucson and Green Valley offices which showcase a wide variety of plants and planting, irrigation and composting methods. The gardens are open to the public and may be toured at any time during business hours, when Master Gardeners may also be available to answer your gardening questions. The Master Gardeners provide free guided tours throughout the year at the Tucson gardens. Let a Master Gardener lead you through our beautiful gardens.
Master Gardener Home Garden Consultation Service
Pima County Master Gardeners offer a home garden consultation service to local residents. Consultants who are experienced and knowledgeable in urban horticulture will identify plants, diagnose insect problems and plant diseases, evaluate watering issues, and provide general care guidelines. Master Gardener Consultants will spend up to one hour in the client’s garden or landscape answering questions and helping to problem-solve. No physical labor will be performed.
Due to staffing limitations, Home Consulting Service is not available in all parts of Tucson. To request a consultation and determine if your residence is within our currently available service area, call the Plant Clinic at the Pima County Cooperative Extension Office at 626-5161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee for this consulting service is $50. Please describe your problem or question, and provide your physical addres.A consultant will contact you directly to schedule this service.
U of A Arboretum and Guided Walking Tours
Ask A Master Gardener at Area Farmers Markets
The schedule for Ask a Master Gardener at local Farmers Markets will be posted once it is available.
35 Year History of the Pima County Master Gardener Program From Its Beginning with George Brookbank to the Present
Planting Knowledge -- A History of the Pima County Master Gardener Program 1983-2018 Through words and photos, this history traces the key achievements of nearly 900 Master Gardener volunteers under excellent leadership over 35 years, as they have fulfilled their mission of outreach to the community with urban gardening education. It also outlines the mostly free current programs and resources the Master Gardeners offer today to help Pima County residents become more successful gardeners.
Planting Knowledge -- A History of the Pima County Master Gardener Program 1983-2018 is available for purchase ($10.00) at the Master Gardener office, Pima County Cooperative Extension Center , 4210 N Campbell Ave, Tucson.
The Tucson Garden Handbook 4th edition - Vendor List
The Tucson Garden Handbook is a guide for helping people successfully garden in our desert environment. This guide can be used by gardeners at all levels of expertise, but is especially helpful to gardeners new to desert gardening. The Handbook includes how to grow: cacti and agave, desert adapted trees, vegetables and herbs, citrus, flowers and roses. It also contains guidelines for watering, working with your soil, integrated pest management, and much more. You can buy the Handbook at the Pima County Extension office, 4210 N Campbell and at the following retail outlets.
Tucson Area Gardening Links
Pima County Master Gardener Partnerships