Serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties

Who We Are

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Master Gardeners share unbiased, research-based horticultural information with home gardeners and landscapers. The organization also encourages young people to enjoy the pleasures of flower and vegetable growing through the Junior Master Gardener program.

How To Become A Master Gardener

Applications to become a Master Gardener are taken every other year. Applicants go through a screening and interview process. Once accepted, attendance at all Master Gardener training classes is required to complete the training. Master Gardeners participate in more than 60 hours of classroom instruction on basic botany, vegetables, soils, herbs, wildlife control, insects, turfgrass, flowers, diseases, woody ornamentals, fruits, and pesticide safety.

Following the training sessions, Master Gardener interns are required to complete a 60-hour internship through approved volunteer services.

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4-H Park Gardens

Yost House Museum Gardens

Flanagan School Garden

Village of Flanagan- Legion Lake, Downtown, Library

Dargan Park

Extension Office Pollinator Garden

Youth Enrichment Lessons

Community Cancer Center

Friendship Garden

Herb Garden at ISU Horticulture Center

Mecherle Healing Garden at Advocate BroMenn

Sarah's Garden

McLean County Junior Master Gardener Projects

Unity Community Center

Holton Homes Junior Master Gardeners/ Nature Workers 4-H SPIN Club

Bloomington Junior High Garden Club

Children's Discovery Museum

LeRoy School Garden

Community Projects:

El Paso Library Pollinator Garden

Garden of Giving at Great Oaks Community Church

ICC Gardens

  • Gazebo Garden
  • Display Garden

Woodford County Courthouse Gardens

Germantown Hills School Garden


Educational Programs:

Eureka Library programs

El Paso Library programs

Educational Presentations to the public

Client Services/Outreach

  • Webinars
  • Booths
  • Plant Science table

Gardeners’ Gathering in April

Plant Sale in May