Pima Master Gardener
Our Mission Statement
Pima County Master Gardener volunteers, directed and supported 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. Read More
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
Open Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 12 Noon
2019 Pima Master Gardener Library Talks
Welcome to Tucson Gardening, Herbs, Gardening as We Age, Citrus, and Low Water Use Landscaping, Succulents as Living Art, Cool Season Vegetable Gardening, and Pruning are the topics covered in our new season of Library Talks.
2019 Seminar Series
Registration is recommended so handouts can be prepared for all attendees. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
Location (same as fall 2019): Food Product & Safety Lab Auditorium (informally known as the Meat Lab). 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.
Spring Seminar Schedule
2/1 Roses by Master Gardener Marci Beth Philips. more info/registration link
3/21 Salvias and Hummingbirds by Master Gardener Toni Moore. more info/registration link
4/25 Wildlife Habitat by Master Gardener Dave Williams & Tucson Audubon Society. more info/registration link
5/2 Best Trees for Tucson by Master Gardener Toni Moore. more info/registration link
5/9 Grow Luscious Fruit in Tucson by Master Gardener Deb North. more info/registration link
5/16 Managing The Heat - Summer Gardening in Tucson by Master Gardener Deb North. more info/registration link
Tucson Demonstration Gardens
4210 N.Campbell Ave, Tucson 85719
Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Call 520-626-5161 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 520-626-5161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee for this consulting service is $50. Please describe your problem or question, and provide your physical address. A consultant will contact you directly to schedule this service.
21st Annual Master Gardener Home Garden Tour
The Pima County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce their upcoming Annual Home Garden Tour on April 04, 2020 from 9am to 3pm. This is the 21th year that Master Gardeners have been proudly showcasing their own beautiful gardens for inspiration and education. Each of the four gardens featured is located in the gorgeous area near Saguaro National Park East. Plan to make a day of seeing these delightful spring gardens and pay a visit to the park, too. Discussions on a wide variety of gardening topics will be held at each home garden. The Demonstration Gardens at the Cooperative Extension will also be open for touring.
Tickets go on sale beginning February 21st and may be purchased online at extension.arizona.edu/pima-master-gardeners, at the Cooperative Extension Service at 4210 N. Campbell Avenue, and at the following Tucson garden centers: Arbico, Bach’s, EcoGro, Harlow’s, Mesquite Valley Growers, Plants for the Southwest and Rillito. On the day of the tour tickets may be purchased at each home garden and at the Extension Demonstration Gardens
Tickets are $15.00 in advance, and $20.00 online and on the day of the tour. Credit cards are accepted only online. Cash or check are the only types of payment accepted at the garden centers, home gardens and at the Extension Demonstration Gardens. For more information call 520-626-5161
Mark your calendar and hold the date.
UA 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. The cost is $10.
Tucson Area Gardening Links
Pima County Master Gardener Partnerships