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 fifteen training sessions are every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, mid-January through the end of April.  The training site is at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia RD, Room 2047 (2nd floor), Bernalillo, NM 87004.  Course instructors include New Mexico State University Extension Specialists, certified Master Gardeners and other regional horticultural experts. (Please note, the time and place of classes may change. Please check back for updated information.)

Application for Extension Master Gardener Program

There are two ways that you can submit an application:

  1. Apply online by clicking here and filling out the on-line application.
  1. Apply via US Mail by downloading and mailing the completed application to the address listed.  The printable application is available here in both Word and PDF format.

Class and Other Information

To get an idea of the classes offered you can download the 2018 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.