UC Master Gardeners are volunteers trained and certified by the University of California to provide research-based information about home horticulture and pest management. They serve their communities by answering questions from the public, teaching workshops, leading plant clinics, and speaking on a variety of subjects.
Your gifts allow the UC Master Gardener Program to offer its services at no cost to local communities, connecting concerned citizens and home gardeners to research and information directly from the University of California. The sooner you can donate, the better, as there are matching funds available on a first come, first served basis. Give now.
The Hummingbird: A Universal Symbol of Joy and happiness Hummingbirds are indigenous to North, Central and South America but they have become important to people in many other parts of the world. While each culture has its own unique interpretation,...
Attention all gardeners: how much do you know about the insects that inhabit your landscape? Can you tell which ones are beneficial and which are potentially damaging? Insects are considered the largest biomass of all terrestrial animals and with...
Oranges, lemons and limes—oh, my! They are the basis of our favorite refreshing drinks and what's a platter of seafood without plump wedges of lemon or lime? Citrus fruits are practically synonymous with sunny climes so it might seem like growing...
Ask a Master Gardener
Do you need help with your garden? Have a pest problem? Curious about what will grow well in your region? Send us an email and include your name, location and question with photos.
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Request a Speaker
Are you looking for a speaker for an upcoming event? UC Master Gardeners can present research-based information on a variety of topics to your organization.
Become a Master Gardener
Any San Mateo or San Francisco County resident with an interest and experience in horticulture and a desire to volunteer for community service may apply.