Master Gardener Program

Due to COVID-19, we are currently not accepting new volunteers.

We are using this time to revamp the program to include online learning and to improve the volunteer experience. You can refer to the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program website for more information,

If you are interested in finding out more about the program in Walworth County, please contact Julie Hill, Horticulture Outreach Specialist,


Being a Master Gardener is about becoming a VOLUNTEER with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to help educate the public about gardening and natural resources. It’s not about knowing everything about gardening. It’s about learning to ask the right questions and knowing how to look up information from appropriate resources.  Being a Master Gardener is about helping deliver meaningful community programs to improve the well-being of individuals and communities, to protect natural resources, and to help keep fresh fruits and vegetables on the table. It’s about working in tandem with UW-Extension staff and other volunteers to make a difference in the places we live, learn, and work.

What is a Master Gardener Volunteer?

The Walworth County Master Gardener Volunteer Association (WCMGVA) is a group of men and women throughout the county that have completed training and certification through the University of Wisconsin’s Master Gardener ProgramOur members volunteer in a variety of activities that support our community and our environment. We also strive to share research based horticultural information with people in our community. 

For more information on the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, take a look at the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program website

Link to the Online Reporting System (ORS)

Report your volunteer hours

ORS Training Manual

Visit our Youtube Channel for the Master Gardener Program and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button to keep up with everything Master Gardener!

Master Gardener Program Youtube Channel

For Horticulture questions or the Master Gardener Program contact:

Horticulture Outreach Specialist Julie Hill @ 262-741-4958 or email at

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