Welcome to the Roanoke Master Gardeners

Welcome to the Roanoke Master Gardeners

We are a strong community of people who are happy digging in the soil or educating others.  Find out what we do!

Need a bug ID?

Need info on your garden?

Want to learn how to care for your fruit trees?

Visit the Help Desk!


Changes are coming! 

Before the end of the year there will be a Newsletter page that will be filled with hot topics that affects our local flora.  Plus the Master Gardeners are developing a program to keep you informed about Native Plants…where to purchase, how to get help, what to plant instead of a box store plant, and a list of native plants that you can refer and see what they look like as well as a bit of info on them.

John K. Arbogast (11-18-1951 to 11-7-2022:   The Roanoke Master Gardeners both new and old extend our deepest sympathy to the Arbogast family.  He served as our Extension Agent for 23 years. He also had an extensive media presence with his column in the Roanoke Times answering questions from the public and a gardening segment on WDBJ 6 o’clock news.  

In 1987 he established our Roanoke Master Gardener program of which we are very proud to have served with him.  Those that never got to meet him know of him by his immense reputation of kindness wrapped with horticultural education.  As Master Gardeners we endeavor to emulate him and his dedication to our community.

Activities and Events:   See what is happening on the Calendar page for information.  They are all available to the public so come and join the fun!

Don’t forget to check out our quarterly Seasonal News There is always something new and informative to check out.

The Mountain View demonstration garden is getting a new look!  New raised beds and new classes to go along with our demonstrations.  There is going to be a series of classes so keep a watch on the Calendar for them!