• Upcoming in the Lunch with the Masters Series

    The Lore and Lure of Herbs by Dr. Joan Windmiller
    July 19. Carleen Bright Arboretum, 9001 Bosque Blvd., Woodway

    Dr. Windmiller has been growing herbs for over 30 years. Join her as she discusses the folklore of the most fascinating plants we have and their links to the past. They flavor our foods and heal our wounds. What is the difference between herbs and spices? Come and learn that and much more.

  • McLennan County Master Gardener, Debby DeGraff named Waco ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year

    McLennan County Master Gardeners proudly recognize MCMG Deborah DeGraff as Waco ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. Mrs. DeGraff is a Science Lab teacher at Bell’s Hill Elementary. She teaches students from Pre-K to 5th grade and sponsors a Junior Master Gardener after school program too. She has taught for seven years, and her principal, Bevil Cohn said, “Mrs. DeGraff is the kind of teacher that every child needs. She is dedicated and committed to her job 24/7.”

  • Bell's Hill Junior Master Gardeners

    Debby DeGraff's sixteen 5th grade students at Bell’s Hill earned their Junior Master Gardener “Learn, Grow, Eat, and Go!” certificates. Twenty-one 4th graders, three teachers, and weekly MCMG volunteers also participated in this year's program.

  • Waco Downtown Farmers Market

    500 Washington Avenue
    9:00 - 1:00
    Drip Irrigation - Saturday, June 17
    Preparing the Fall Garden - Saturday, July 8
    Propagation - Saturday, August 19

  • Annual Plant Sale

    The McLennan County Master Gardeners had a record-breaking plant sale this spring. Thanks to all who supported this event and thanks to the many tireless volunteers! The funds raised allow MCMG to develop and enhance community programs related to horticulture.

  • Cedar Ridge Day in the Garden

    Super Kudos go to Cedar Ridge Elementary! They were awarded Keep Waco Beautiful’s Campus of the Year! Keep Waco Beautiful’s Executive Director, Ashley Millerd, commended the Master Gardeners for their efforts in making that garden so beautiful.

  • Trailside and Superstar Gardens

    Need ideas for your flower garden? Visit the MCMG Trailside and Superstar gardens at the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway. Our volunteers strive to keep the gardens beautiful.

who we areThe Texas Master Gardener Program is an educational activity offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Texas A&M University System. It is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. It provides invaluable training and educational opportunities.

Persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their AgriLIFE Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.

what we doThe McLennan County Master Gardeners have many projects that they have contributed to the community such as the Extension Office Shade Garden, the Texas Superstar Garden at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, and Trailside Gardens to name a few. In addition we volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the HOT Gardening Coalition as well as maintain a flower pot recycling program and conduct an annual plant sale. We also have classes at elementary schools.
Master Gardener Hotline:
Call us with your gardening questions! McLennan County Master Gardeners are in the Extension Office during the following hours to assist you!

Tuesday & Thursday Afternoons
1:30 to 4:30 pm