Master Gardener

Training Class

Fall 2021

Newport News & Virtual

Applications will be accepted April 28th through July 7th for our Fall 2021 training class.  Join us to learn all about gardening in our local area, meet passionate and talented community members, and get the skills and training to become a master gardener volunteer!

Mobile Information Booth

Date & Time TBD

Grissom Library

366 Deshazor Dr, Newport News, VA 23608, USA

Catch up with your local Extension Master Gardeners at one of our mobile help desks.  You can look out for our table at community events around Newport News throughout the year!  We are always thrilled to answer your questions, hear your gardening stories, and help you find your green thumb.  Grab a brochure or a soil test kit when you stop by, and find out when our next training class will start!

Children's Festival

May 2021

Newport News Park

13560 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23603, USA

Master Gardeners assist the city of Newport News put seedlings into childrens hands for them to plant at home.

Join us at the annual Newport News Park Children's Festival.  When you and your children come and visit us at our tent, you will have the pleasure of planting your very own flower to take home and replant!  After you choose your flower, Master Gardeners will help you to get it potted and teach you how to transplant in your yard.  It is a fun way to get little ones started with gardening!  Come find us there in the month of May.

Go Green Expo

September 2021

Brittingham-Midtown Community Center

570 McLawhorne Dr, Newport News, VA 23601, USA

The largest horticultural event in Newport News! Vendors, workshops, food trucks, plant sale and MORE! 

For over a decade, the Go Green Expo has featured diverse vendors and exhibitors who present unique handmade products and fascinating new information and perspectives on how to live well.  Our speakers provide invaluable presentations on topics relevant to our environment and the practice of sustainability.  We've covered topics such as landscaping and lawns, composting, Integrated Pest Management, raising bees, bunny rabbits, and chickens, and much, much, more!

You can find Newport News Extension Master Gardeners throughout the event, with a variety of children's activities and information to share, as well as our popular rain barrel and vermiculture workshops.