What are Master Gardeners?

master gardener logoMaster 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 50 hours per year in a variety of projects, including answering telephone inquiries, conducting plant clinics, performing soil tests, staffing booths at fairs and home shows and consulting at school and community gardens.

volunteers working on identifying a sample
Cooperative Extension experts diagnose samples in our Master Gardener office. Photo by Ashley Nickole Andrews.

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 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.
  • Call them in 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?

Already a Master Gardener volunteer?

Why This Program Matters:


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