How to Become a Master Gardener

To be certified as a Sandoval County Master Gardener, you must successfully complete the 16-week Master Gardener Classes offered each winter-spring and complete a 30-hour internship that includes 10 hours of public outreach activity and 20 hours of other community service activities. Certified Master Gardeners must volunteer at least 40 hours each year, of which at least 10 hours must be earned in continuing education classes each year to retain their certification.

The sixteen (16) training sessions are held every Tuesday afternoon from 1 PM to 5 PM, mid-January through the end of April. The training site is at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia RD, Bernalillo, NM 87004.Course instructors include New Mexico State University Extension Specialists, certified Master Gardeners and other regional horticultural experts.

Application deadline is December 15, 2019.  Fee for the class is $175, which covers the cost of materials for the class, and incidental expenses related to the class.

You can submit your application either via US Mail or Online.

How to apply  Online:

How to apply via US Mail:

Click here to download the 2020 Master Gardener Training Application.

You will be contacted to confirm your acceptance and course dates and times.

If the class fills before we receive your application, you will be placed on a wait list. Payment due when you apply . Fee will be refunded if you are not accepted. You may send your check for the course (made out to SCMG) to: SCMG, PO Box 400, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

Class and Other Information

Learn more about how the Sandoval County Master Gardeners serve the community through its classes, projects and programs at this website or through our publications.

SCMG Brochure
SCMG Handbook