Master Gardener Certification

Open to adults in York, Lancaster and Chester Counties with all levels of gardening experience, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service offers a 13-week South Carolina Master Gardener program.  The certification process includes class work covering a rich variety of garden- and turf-related subject matter.  Other topics include plant physiology, pest management and landscape design.  Upon completion of the program graduates are required to fulfill a minimum of 40 hours of community service in MGYC-approved activities.  Classes are held weekly from early August through mid-November at the Glencairn Garden Learning Center, 825 Edgemont Avenue, Rock Hill.

Applications are due by June 1.  To learn more about the MGYC program requirements and to apply contact Paul Thompson, Urban Horticulture Agent, York County Extension Service, at or call him at 803-639-9101.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status, and is an equal opportunity employer.                                               

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MGYC also welcomes certified master gardeners from other regions to join us after providing verification of active status (graduated and reported volunteer hours) from their former affiliation.  Transferees are required to pay a registration fee, audit the complete Clemson Cooperative Extension MG program, and pass a final exam.   Upon successful completion, transferees should notify of their desire to join the organization and pay the membership fee.

Master Gardeners wishing to reactivate an expired membership should notify of their intent and pay the membership fee.