Home Horticulture Programs

University of Nevada, Reno Extension has several home horticulture programs: Grow Your Own, Nevada!, the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, and Gardening in Nevada, a Bartley Ranch Series. These programs are geared towards Nevada home gardeners from growing food to ornamental landscaping.

Grow Your Own, Nevada!

Grow Your Own, Nevada! was created to offer education to Nevada gardeners interested in growing their own food. This is a statewide program series, taught live in Reno and video-conferenced to other sites in Nevada. Instructors include Extension faculty and staff, Master Gardener volunteers and experts from the community. Classes are held twice a year in spring and fall. To register for the next series, check out the Grow Your Own, Nevada! page.

Gardening in Nevada

Gardening in Nevada, a Bartley Ranch Series is a partnership between Extension, Washoe County, and Washoe County Parks and Open Space. Eight, free gardening classes are offered each year in February and March to the public at Bartley Ranch Regional Park. Classes are taught by Extension faculty and staff, Master Gardener volunteers and experts from the community.

Master Gardeners

The Master Gardener volunteer program volunteers learn the finer points of gardening in order to help the general public in the horticulture office and at local events. The horticulture diagnostics office at the Washoe County Extension office on Energy Way in Reno is open Monday through Thursday and the hours vary depending on the time of the year. Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Master Gardener volunteers and our Extension Plant Diagnostician can answer your general gardening and landscaping questions, diagnose plant problems and identify plants and insects from your landscape.

Home Horticulture Certificate

The Home Horticulture Certificate is a new pilot program through University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Washoe County Master Gardener Program. This program includes the science-based classes but does not require any hands-on volunteer service.