Welcome to our Website!

We are an educational, non profit service organization which renders non-biased, sound horticultural information to the community.  Working with the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), our objectives are accomplished through the volunteer efforts of our members.  We are a service organization of trained volunteers.  This website is one of those efforts.  We invite you to learn more about us by exploring the links at the top of this page.

This site also offers gardening tips that are constantly added and updated.  You may also use our "​Contact Us" page to email us concerning your gardening questions or call our local Extension Office at 757-591-4838.  Someone will contact you as soon as possible.  Here is a map to our office


2019 Master Gardener classes are now closed and we are no longer accepting applications for this year. Go to the About Us page for more information on becoming a Master Gardener.

The Peninsula Master Gardeners would like to thank the many visitors who came to our event this year making it a great success!  We hope that you enjoyed attending the various presentations, workshops and visiting the many vendors at the event.
We also thank the sponsors and vendors who participated in our event, donating funds and products helping to keep this important event free.
Go Green Expo is coming again September 12, 2020 to the Brittingham Mid-Town Community Center.  We hope to see you then!

Visit our Grin and Grow Learning Garden page!  The garden itself is located at the Riverview Farms Park in the Menchville area and features educational, horticultural opportunities and activities for children of all ages.


Our Calendar of Events page features up-coming events that we sponsor.  This page will be constantly updated, so visit it often.  Don't forget to register for our Vermiculture and Rain Barrel Workshops!

One of the more comprehensive features of this site is a Monthly Garden Tips page that includes gardening tips by the month.

Newport News Master Gardeners

Visit our Resources page.  There you will find links and articles every gardener can use.  You will also find helpful garden tips and possible answers to your questions.  Also view the new USDA Plant Hardiness Map. Our "zone" has changed!​

Visit Our Causey's Mill Project page

Visit Virginia Cooperative Extension's YouTube page for more informative videos!

Speakers and Presentations

We also provide expert speakers for your organization on horticultural topics.  We present speakers for flower clubs, schools, civic groups and others located in Newport News.  If your organization is located in another Hampton Roads city or county, we ask that you first contact that VCE office with your request for a speaker.  Below is a list of local contacts:

A directory of all the units in Virginia is found here on VCE's website.

Below is a list of some of the topics our speakers present.  If your organization is interested in one or more of these topics, please fill out our form located here.

  • Biochar

  • Butterflies:  Life Cycle & Gardening

  • Composting

  • Container Gardening

  • Enhancing Curb Appeal/Garden Landscaping

  • Fall Gardens

  • Fun Container Gardens

  • Gardening in Hot Dry Summers

  • Herb Gardening

  • Landscaping / Design and Mistakes

  • Lawn Care

  • Local Invasive Plants

  • Native Plants

  • Organic Gardening

  • Perennials

  • Preparing for Winter

  • Pruning

  • Rain Barrels

  • Rain Gardening

  • Rose Care

  • Shade Gardening

  • Shrub and Tree Care

  • Spring Gardening

  • Tea

  • Vegetable Gardening

  • Vermiculture

Requests for specific topics not mentioned above will be considered and an appropriate speaker found.  Call us at 757-591-4838 or contact us if you have a need for a speaker at your next event.

About Us

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners (VCE-MGs) are volunteers with Extension dedicated to working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management educational Programs.

Our Servicescommended Readings​

-Contribute millions of volunteer hours to VCE

-Provide hotlines and plant clinics

-Provide educational programs centered around horticultural issues.
-Help with establishment of community gardens.

-Provide guidance in making a more natural, sustainable environment

Contact Us

Phone:  757-591-4838

Address:  739 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Suite 1009, Newport News, VA 23606-3562

Email: wjeff68@vt.edu  or raymonde@msn.com

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