Marion County Extension Master Gardeners

Master Gardener

The Master Gardener program is a volunteer service training program whereby adults are given advanced training in horticulture in exchange for volunteer service to the community.


The mission of the Master Gardener Program is to provide current, research-based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through ISU Extension programs and projects.  Through their participation in educational activities, Master Gardeners also increase their own personal knowledge in horticulture.


See of our August, 2012 tour of Ted Lare's Garden Center in Cumming, IA; the Meredith Test Gardens in Des Moines, IA, and the Flying Frog Garden Center in Indianola, IA.


 See photos from our August 27th Tour of the Pealer, Koogler, and Scholte gardens, all in Pella.


Want to visit the Iowa Master Gardener Website?  Go to


Master Gardener Intern?  To make up missed classes go here for all the links.


Already a Master Gardener? 

Go here for 2014 Educational & Volunteer Opportunities!

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