Becoming a VCE Certified Master Gardener

Individuals who are interested in the Virginia Cooperative Extension-Master Gardening training program should contact the local Extension office at (434) 799-6558.

In addition, there is detailed information in the linked flyer below that interested individuals should read carefully.

Click here to download the Master Gardener Class Training Program Flyer

Dates to Remember

  • Registration opens OCTOBER 1, 2018.
  • Required Orientation Session will be on JANUARY 17, 2019, from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. (Snow date is January 24, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm.)

Quick View

  1. The Master Gardener class is a 50 hour training program that provides research-based information on a variety of horticultural and environmental topics.
  2. After completion of the classroom training, the student becomes a Master Gardener intern.
  3. Once an intern, an individual must spend a minimum of 50 volunteer hours performing hands-on horticulture-based educational programs that are arranged through the Extension office and/or the local Danville Master Gardener Association.
  4. Upon completion of these steps, a certificate is issued from the Cooperative Extension
    to become a Certified VCE - Master Gardener.
  5. In order to maintain certified status, one must contribute 20 volunteer hours and 8 hours of ongoing education yearly through the variety of activities that are made available through the Extension Office and the local association.

To Inquire about being a Master Gardener Click Here.

Prospective Master Gardeners Click here

Download the Danville Master Gardener Trainee Application