How to Become a Master Gardener

To be certified as a Sandoval County Master Gardener, you must successfully complete the 15-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 classes meet every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from January 16, 2018 until April 24, 2018. The cost of $175 covers the course and class materials. Course instructors include New Mexico State University Extension Specialists, certified Master Gardeners and other regional horticultural experts.

Application for Extension Master Gardener Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 Training Class.  Check back in the Summer of 2018 for the application for the 2019 class.

Class and Other Information

Download the 2018 Intern Class Schedule here.

Learn more about how the Sandoval County Master Gardeners serve the community through its classes, projects and programs.

SCMG Brochure
SCMG Handbook

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

The training location for the 2018 classes is:
Sandoval County Extension Office
711 Camino del Pueblo
Bernalillo, N.M. 87004
Phone: (505) 867-2582 or 1-800-678-1802