Portsmouth Master Gardeners


Upcoming Events 

Monthly Lecture at the Churchland Library – Happy Trees Begin with Proper Planting

  • Trees add value to our landscapes and our lives, yet we hesitate to add them to our yards. This lecture will describe some of the under-utilized trees that we can grow in this area and how to care for them. Learn why proper planting is critical to the long-term health of a tree, and why we need to add more to the landscape.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Portsmouth Public Library – Churchland Branch, 4934 High Street, Portsmouth, VA
  • Space is limited – contact Cyndi at cyndiw@vt.edu or 393-5197 to reserve your seat.
  • Download the flyer (PDF) and bring a friend!

Become a Portsmouth Master Gardener!

Our next Master Gardener class will begin February 1, 2018. Find more information and an application here.

About Portsmouth Master Gardener Volunteers

Our mission is to educate Portsmouth residents about safe, effective and sustainable garden management practices. We are volunteers who have received extensive training under the auspices of Virginia Tech, Virginia State, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office to provide unbiased, research-based horticultural information, tips, techniques and advice to the community.

What is a Master Gardener?

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are a unique group of volunteers who work under the guidance of VCE to provide unbiased, research-based, environmentally sound horticulture information. We volunteer in a variety of ways to educate and assist citizens with fruit, vegetable and landscape gardening, water quality and tree health.

Virginia Cooperative Extension-Portsmouth Office