Portsmouth Master Gardeners


Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Lecture at the Library: Starting Plants from Seeds & Seed Swap – Learn how and when to start new vegetables and flowers from seed! We will discuss the cultural conditions necessary for starting new plants from seed and how to transplant them into the garden later. We will also offer tips and suggestions for germinating unusual or difficult seeds. Bring your extra seed packets and exchange them for new ones.
  • Green Thumb Gardening Series offers Hampton Roads residents classes, workshops and tours in partnership with VCE Master Gardeners of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach.

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