Become a Master Gardener. We would love to have you join us! Successful applicants have a strong volunteer ethic and experience in community service. Your volunteer experience need not be in the area of horticulture. Classes are held at the Center for Urban Horticulture (CUH) on the University of Washington campus. Check the website for details.
WSU Master Gardener Program. This program is dedicated to facilitating excellence in volunteers through education, life-long learning, and professionalism of coordinators and volunteers.
Demonstration Gardens. See firsthand the types of plants that grow well in our area, and learn recommended planting practices and overall garden care.
Public Gardens, Arboreta, and Herbaria. (Miller Library)
Need help with your garden question? Answers are as close as your computer. Ask a Master Gardener.
King County Master Gardeners work as volunteer community educators at clinics in the area to empower citizens to incorporate sustainable horticultural practices that help to conserve our natural resources. To find a clinic near you, consult the most current schedule that shows clinics, locations and hours of operation. Here is the 2016 Clinics Schedule.
Teacher Resources. Find handouts for use with classes, including the WSU MG Teaching Kits – it’s “environmental education in a box” for all ages, not just kids.
There are several newsletters provided for the benefit of King County Master Gardeners. The public may find some of the articles of interest. Issues include Heads Up, published by the King County Diagnostic Lab, and The Connection, published by the MG Foundation of King County.
- Fact Sheets for use in Master Gardener clinics in King County and Puget Sound area.
- WSU Hortsense. A compilation of fact sheets for managing common landscape and garden plant problems.
- WSU Pestsense. A compilation of fact sheets for managing common indoor pest problems.
- WSU Gardening Fact Sheets – Fact Sheets by topic for gardening in Washington State.
- OSU Gardening Fact Sheets – Fact Sheets compiled by the OSU Plant Clinic that has been operational since 1954 and part of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN).
Pacific Northwest Pest Management Handbooks. These handbooks and online access to information provided by Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center provide a ready-reference to current information about weeds and insects.
PNW Vegetable Extension Group. Assist with diagnoses of vegetable diseases, pests, and other problems, publishing new information about vegetable pathogens, pests and other problems; and their biology and management.
WSU Gardening Blog. Find out what’s new from the experts, such as Organic Soil Amendments in Yards and Gardens: How much is enough?
Plant Finder. Want to know who sells that plant you saw?
Find a Nursery. National directory of nurseries.
Native Seeds Sources. Looking for Native Seeds
Garden Catalogs – So many catalogs so little time
Northwest Gardeners e-news. OSU monthly newsletter
Best of the Web – Gardening – Website with “Best of” links provided by gardener. Many useful sites.
Fun Resources / MG Newsletters
- Party Drinks Using Your Garden – Impress your friends with the “Bees Knees”, Sangria, Mojitos, and Lemon Thyme Lemonade. Touring the garden has never been so fun!
- Plant Power (Kids)
- Master Gardener Newsletters from around the state
- Seeds for Thought – Quarterly Newsletter for WA State Foundation
- Northwest Gardener e-News – OSU newsletter
- Cochise County, AZ
- Pacific Northwest Blogs
- North Coast Garden – Humboldt County blo
- The Savvy Gardener – from the Water Saving Partnership
- Garden Design Online – Gardening and landscape design with attitude
- Heavy Petal – Garden writer Andrea Bellamy blogs about gardening in Vancouver, B
- A Gardener in Progress – Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
- Metro Gardens – Plants, parks, gardens and landscape design (Coleman Park / Seattle)
- Gardening by Trial and Error
Gardens, Clubs, and Societies
- Healing Gardens
- Community Gardens
- Botanical Gardens
- Association Sites
- Garden Clubs
- Plant Societies
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- New York Botanical Garden
- Norfork Botanical Garden
- Hosta List – Containing over 10,000 entries, this is the most complete and accurate collection of hosta list available. Hosta names are faithfully and carefully checked for accuracy against the AHS Hosta Registry and The Hostapedia: An Encyclopedia of Hostas(Mark R. Zilis, 2009).