Master Gardener Program

Who are Master Gardeners?

Master Gardeners are volunteers who have been trained in the finer points of gardening to improve their own knowledge and to share it with others. Master Gardeners provide free, research-based horticulture information to Nevadans. As volunteers, Master Gardeners contribute volunteer hours per year in a variety of projects, including but not limited to: answering telephone and email inquiries, staffing booths at fairs and home shows, conducting educational presentations in the community and consulting at school and community gardens.

What Master Gardeners can do for you:

  • Plant Diagnostic Services
  • Plant and Insect Identification
  • Other gardening and landscaping information

Contact a Master Gardener:

  • Visit the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at 4955 Energy Way in Reno.
    • Summer Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Email them at mastergardeners@unce.unr.edu.
  • Ask an Expert: https://ask.extension.org/ask
  • Call the office at 775-784-4848.
  • Text them at 775-399-8522. The Master Gardener cell phone can receive pictures via text Monday – Friday.

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer?

  • Fall 2019 class begins on August 27 – September 24 with the Home Horticulture Certificate Program and continues October 8 – November 14 with additional required Master Gardener training classes. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 3:40 pm.
  • Master Gardener Program FAQs
  • Master Gardener Interest List

Why This Program Matters:

Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Leilani Konyshev at 775-784-4848 or konyshevl@unce.unr.edu at least three days prior to the scheduled class.