Master Gardener Course

The Tennessee Extension Master Gardeners program in Davidson County offers a unique opportunity for gardeners — young and old, new or experienced — to engage in both classroom and practical learning of a wide variety of gardening and home horticulture topics.

UT/TSU Extension Davidson County offers the 13-week Master Gardener course each February. Every week a different topic is presented in a classroom setting by local experts, extension staff and certified Master Gardeners.

As the weather warms and spring approaches, the Master Gardeners of Davidson County will offer supplemental workshops at their five demonstration gardens to those wishing to enhance their learning experience and get to know other gardeners in their community.

Upon completion of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of continuing education, class "interns" will achieve certification awarded by UT Extension.


2019 classes in Davidson County are day classes.  The class will start Thursday, February 7, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Andrew Price Memorial United Methodist Church, 2846 Lebanon Pike, Donelson, TN 37214.

The 2019 Master Gardener course for Davidson County has been filled.  Check the web site for information on the 2020 classes 

The course fee is $150 per person or $250 per couple which pays for your class materials, name badge, and a copy of the NEW handbook, which replaces the 860-page Tennessee Master Gardener Handbook. Applications must be accompanied by the fee (made payable to "UT Extension") to be considered complete. Space is limited.

If you live outside of Metro Nashville, please visit the UT Extension website and locate your local county office to contact for enrollment dates and details.

2019 Davidson County Master Gardener Training Schedule




Feb 7

Orientation:  What is a Master Gardener? & Basic Entomology                                                            

David Cook , UT Extension  

Davidson County           

Feb 14

Introduction to Soils & Soil Testing

Bob Ary

UT Extension, Sumner County

Feb 21

Woody Ornamentals

Trees & Shrubs

David Cook

UT Extension, Davidson County

Feb 28

Plant Diseases

Alan Windham, UT Ext. Plant Pathology Specialist

March 7

Home Vegetable Gardening   &

Tomato Disorders & Diseases

David Cook

UT Extension, Davidson County

March 14

Organic Gardening

Jason Adkins

Trevecca Nazarene University

March 21

Fruit Trees

David Cook

UT Extension, Davidson County

March 28

Basic Botany

Becky  Fox Matthews

Master Gardener, Davidson County

April 4

Herbaceous Ornamentals (Annuals & Perennials)


David Cook , UT Extension, Davidson Co.

Carol Taylor, Master Gardener, Davidson County

April 11

Home Lawn Care

Mitchell Mote ,                                            UT Extension, Rutherford County

April 18

Landscape CSI:

On Site Plant Diagnosis & Hands-On Activity

David Cook, UT Extension, Davidson County

April 25

Wise Water Use

Julie Berbiglia, Metro Water Services

May 2

Landscape & Garden Design

Reporting Volunteer Hours

Lou Anne Williams, Master Gardener, Davidson County

David Cook, UT Extension Davidson Co.

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