Residential Horticulture

Horticulture Classes: Gardener’s Toolshed Series

gardeners toolshed banner - a shovel digging into soil

These Classes are open to the public and FREE!! Class topics for 2019 range from compost, & vegetable gardening to erosion & landscape solutions. To see this years’ schedule of classes follow the link below. You can also visit the Calendar of Events tab at the top of the page to see all scheduled Extension programs and classes.

Horticulture Program 2019

Master Beekeeper Cours​e 2019

Basic Master Beekeeper

Two courses will be offered this fall to residents of West TN, here in Madison County. We will host a Basic Course and an Advanced Course. Please see flyers below for more information and registration.

TN Basic Master Beekeeper Course 2019.pdf

TN Advanced Master Beekeeper Course 2019.pdf

Office Consults 

Our Horticulture Extension Agent, Celeste Scott, is available at the office for consultation on many issues ranging from home and garden pests, to chemical recommendation​, application, soil sampling, and plant selection. If you have a sick plant or an insect/plant that you would like identified, bring it by the office for her to take a look! You can also contact her through e-mail if you would like to send in pictures from your phone.​

The Madison County Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale 2019

Customer lining up to shop in the spring plant sale

Thank you to everyone who made this plant sale possible through volunteering, providing plants, and most importantly those who came to SHOP!! The Madison County Master Gardener association would like to thank the community for their support and they look forward to using the funds to promote horticulture education in our communities.

Saturday May 4th 7:00am – Noon.  
West TN Research & Education Center 605 Airways Blvd. Jackson, TN 38301

This event is a MUST for avid gardeners in the ​West TN area. The sale’s plant selections have been propagated from the MCMG’s own gardens and personal collections. MCMG’s are happy and eager to share GREAT plants that perform well in our area with GREAT people. Plant selections will include: herbaceous perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vegetables, & potted plants. For those looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift, please browse through our Garden Art & Gift area.

The sale will also feature plant selections from the West TN Research & Education Center that have been grown by the UT Gardens-Jackson. Proceeds benefit the WTREC and the MCMG volunteer association.

Cash and Check only will be accepted as payment. This event is FREE and open to the public. We hope to see you & your neighbor & their neighbor at the SALE!

2019 Plant Sale flyer FP

Summer Celebration Lawn & Garden Show 2019 – Kaleidoscope

summer celebration 2019 flyer

When:  Thursday, July 11th
Plant Sale 8 am – 4 pm and
Garden Talks 9 am – 3 pm

Where: West TN Research & Education
Center 605 Airways Blvd. Jackson,
TN 38301

What:   This is the 30th anniversary of Summer Celebration and our theme is “Kaleidoscope of Colors.”  We will             take you on a journey through the years with glimpses of themes from years past, and a wonderful display of color. Talks are varied with something for every gardeners interest. Don’t forget about the plant sale which​ will begin at 8am. Admission for the day’s events is $5 and free for you 17 and under. See you there!

Publication Sites

University of TN

The catalog contains​ more than 1,000 items including publications, fact sheets, books, videos, and other educational materials developed by subject-matter specialists to assist people across Tennessee. Simply type in a key word and search. All materials are free to access and print.​

TN State University

This site has publications listed by subject matter. These materials have been prepared by specialists to provide valuable information to our communities.

Master Gardener Training 2019

Registration for the 2019 TN Extension Master Gardener Program will begin in May! Classes begin the first week of August and deadline for registration is Friday, July 19th. WE will be meeting on Thursdays from 1-4pm at the Madison County Extension Office. I would like to invite you to take part in a program that has grown into an inspiring volunteer organization in this community known as Madison County Master Gardeners. If you are interested in this opportunity, visit the TN Extension Master Gardener Program, visit the Madison County Master Gardener website, or call Celeste Scott at (731) 668-8543!​