The South Carolina Master Gardener Program could be for you!



LCMGV Website:  Education / Become a Master Gardener

Do you like the feel of the earth between your fingers, the fragrance of growing flowers, the taste of homegrown tomatoes? Do you want to share your interest in gardening with others? Become a Master Gardener! Discover who LCMGV is and learn more about the Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers program sponsored through Clemson University in South Carolina. The Master Gardener Program is a completely volunteer-based development program offered by Clemson University Extension Service and is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve the quality of life through horticultural projects in local and state communities.

Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers are members of our local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and help others and able to communicate with diverse groups of people. What really sets Lexington County Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through throughout the county and in the Lexington County Extension office to provide horticultural research-based  information to their communities.  Volunteers continue building their garden education through continuing educations programs with LCMGV each year.

How to become a Master Gardener?

Contact your local Master Gardener Coordinator for more information. Jennifer Weaver, Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator for Lexington County and can be reached at:

LCMGV Scholarships:

The J. Powell Smith Scholarship is available for Lexington County residents enrolling in one of the Master Gardener courses offered.  The scholarship funds ($150) will help residents offset the course cost.  J. Powell Smith Scholarship application is for a Lexington County resident who has been accepted and started the Master Gardener course.  Click J Powell Smith Tab for Scholarship information.  Scholarship is awarded following the completion of the MG class.

Happy to share information and answer any questions.   Contact a Lexington County Master Gardener at  Click here for the contact form.