Welcome to the Eastern Shore Virginia Master Gardeners
Are you interested in learning more about gardening and horticulture on the Eastern Shore? Do you long to grow vegetables or fruits but don’t know where to start? Or what types of plants grow well on the seaside? If you are among the many local residents who enjoy gardening but who want to learn more, the Eastern Shore Master Gardener program is for you.
Master Gardener volunteers receive 50 hours of intensive training in all areas of Eastern Shore horticulture, sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. After completion of training, each Master Gardener volunteer educator selects from a wide variety of activities designed to provide the public with current, reliable information on Shore gardening and horticulture.
Learning, volunteering, and sharing your knowledge offer great personal rewards --join our group of men and women of all ages in these satisfying activities.
Eastern Shore Master Gardeners
7247 Young Street, Suite A
Machipongo, Virginia 23405
Call Our Help Line at
757-678-7946 ext 29
E-mail us at
Janice Revell- President
- Vice President-Barbra Hannigan
Linda Mormile - Secretary
Debbie Andersen - Treasurer
Fran Kubick- Membership
Sue Telfer - Member at Large
Elaine Beall- Member at Large -
News and Updates
New Master Gardeners Class began on January 9, 2014 and will complete on April 3. Class is held once a week on Thursdays from 9-3. To see class schedule click here. Members are welcome to attend classes and participation may fulfill your continuing education hours.
See members section for directions for using the new online time reporting program. You will be entering your own hours.
Members - Please submit your recertification forms to Fran Kubick by the end of June - see form in member section 2228 Broadview Lane, Exmore, VA 23350
See Education; Resources and Links for more web sites to explore.
See Calendar for other events and for Continuing Educational Hours and Volunteer Hours opportunities.
Becoming a Master Gardener
The Master Gardener training program offers you the opportunity to benefit from a different expert each class day, plus field trips to enhance what you are learning. In addition, you meet a wonderful group of people with common interests. The training is offered once a year, usually January through April usually Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm..
After training is completed, the Master Gardener Intern completes 50 hours of volunteer service in approved projects. Click here to view a sample of our projects.
While the training is free, there is a charge of approximately $100, based on the cost to the Master Gardeners, to pay for the comprehensive reference manual compiled by Virginia Tech University.
Please click here for more information and the application to attend the next training program.
Annual Fund-Raising Activities
The Eastern Shore Master Gardener program is a non-profit organization and each year we hold two fund-raising activities.
Our fund-raising activities are plant sales: the Spring Yard Sale, and the Fall Exmore Yard Sale, both held annually.
The plants sold at these events are grown by Eastern Shore Master Gardeners or donated by local nurseries. Plants include native perennials, annuals, herbs, shrubs and trees. The plants are varieties that are easy to grow on the Shore and each plant has growing instructions included.
Click here for more information.