Polk County Master Gardeners

About the Master Gardener Program.

The Master Gardener program is a volunteer service 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.

Read more about the Master Gardener Program in Polk
County and how you can become a Master Gardener.


View the Master Gardener Volunteer Manual.




Master Gardener projects in Polk County.

Enabling Garden, Altoona

Plant Sale


Demonstration Garden, Urbandale

Downtown Farmers' Market

Art in the Garden


Discovery Gardens, State Fairgrounds

Garden Tour

Log your Master Gardener Hours Here.


Hours requirements have returned to normal for 2021 - 20 hours of volunteering and 10 hours of continuing education


Please read tips on recording hours in the Volunteer Reporting System here. 

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