Knox County Master Gardeners

Become a Master Gardener

The Master Gardener program is open to all gardening enthusiasts whether you consider yourself a beginner, novice, or professional!

Helping Tennessee Grow Better Communities


We are here to help you! 

Explore this website to learn about Knox County Master Gardeners Projects and Activities; how to contact us, the wealth of resources available for use, and how you can become involved in helping our Knox County neighbors.

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Master Gardeners in the News!


News Releases and Coverage

during 2023 

Jan. 25, 2023

KCMG awards John Butler and Mike Smith to People and Honors Knoxville News Sentinel, KnoxTNToday, Farragut Press

Feb. 1, 2023

Mike Smith and John Butler awards,  Farragut Press

Feb. 17, 2023

Basic Garden Class news release


Feb. 24, 2023

Mike Smith and John Butler awards

Mar. 3, 2023

News release    Officers for KCMG



—Feature on the BLOOM Center plant sale in May


June 2023:

—Jean Hess feature: Master artist and master gardener

Her artwork and her gardens in Fountain City home

—Cindi Ellison: new MG intern work with her with Sequoyah Elementary, then with the Episcopal School after retirement, where she had a certified migration station for monarchs and 8 raised beds.

June 2023

City View Magazine

Plants with a purpose-Feature that included Barbra Bunting’s conversion of a 7,000 square foot lawn to native plants

June/July 2023

Garden & Gun Magazine

Planting a Pollinator’s Paradise—Feature on Chris Bishop garden

July 7, 2023


Collier Preserve

News release

International Master Gardener Awards

July 26, 2023

Farragut Press

Aug. 12, 2023


City of Knoxville Neighborhood Resource Fair Channel 10

Oct. 25, 2023

Knox News Shopper News East Knoxville

Community Alliance article featuring several KCMG members

Nov. 1, 2023

Norwood Library AMG on Nov. 18. 

Published in Shopper News & 

Published in KnoxTNToday


Sent out 5 news releases

14 articles appearing in news

Gardening Opportunities

Check out our 

KCMG YouTube Channel

for Informational Videos. 

To contact Knox County Master Gardeners with your Gardening Questions:


or phone 865-215-3554

Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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