“…But that is the joy of a garden; it blooms for all who have eyes to appreciate it, and all may claim it because it gives its beauty so freely to every garden lover…” — Maude Ballington Booth
Master Gardeners are university-trained volunteers who serve as educators in their communities. The Master Gardener program originated in Washington State to enable WSU Extension to better serve the public — specifically home gardeners.
The Yakima County Master Gardeners are active in presenting garden programs, developing community gardens and sharing gardening knowledge.
If you would like ongoing information, check here often, and join our group email list. Sign up here to put your name on that list!
Learn from Master Gardeners year round!
Classes – Our Demonstration Garden, our Heirloom Garden, and our Food Garden are beautiful spots to spend an hour or so with Master Gardener experts at our Saturday morning classes during the growing season. Details on our Events Page.
Newspaper columns – On each Sunday, the Yakima Herald-Republic prints a gardening column. It’s authored by a team of Master Gardener educators. Don’t miss them; they are entertaining and give you a good road map for what to do in your garden this week. Click here to read columns you may have missed!
Do you have a gardening question?
One of the primary services Master Gardener volunteers provide is a diagnostic plant clinic.
We check email to the Clinic every week to help you!
Check out our Clinic page for details.