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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks

Extension Volunteers serving Stone and Taney Counties

Covid-19 Restrictions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current restrictions issued by the Governor and University of Missouri because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our events, series and other assemblies have been suspended or postponed until further notice. Call the Extension Office for more information and stay tuned to our website for news of a return to normal scheduling and operations.

Master Gardeners in back yard

Who gardens in the Ozarks?

The mission of the University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener volunteer program is to provide horticultural information and training to the gardening public based on proven research specific to the local climate, soil and plants.  Master Gardeners of the Ozarks mission is to help others learn to grow.  Master Gardeners involve people in improving the quality of life and enhancing the economy and environment through horticultural education.

Master Gardener trainees volunteer at least 30 hours of educational service to their communities the first year and 20 hours every year thereafter.  They may work individually or in groups on a variety of projects.  Many times,  We answer questions from area residents about home horticulte and help them find environmentally sound solutions to gardening and landscape problems.  Extension Specialist are available to help and advise as needed. 

We all have a common interest in gardening but our interests and knowledge increase when we become Master Gardeners.  As a Master Gardener,  we are afforded many of the resources of the University of Missouri and, in turn,  we become a resource of the University through the Extension Service.  Our commitment to the program serves our community in a variety of ways.  Certain policies and guidelines hae been established on a statewide basis to provide uniformity and credibility to the program.

Master Gardener

What we do...

Our official name is "Master Gardeners of the Ozarks".  Its members live, work and play in several counties;  Stone,  Taney,  Barry, and Christian.  Its members have successfully completed beginning training classes and are actively pursuing the volunteer working hours required each year to maintain the designation of Master Gardener.  Some Members have completed advanced training classes.

The Master Gardeners pay back their education by volunteering in their community. The volunteer aspect of the program is the heart of the community outreach effort. As representatives of University of Missouri Extension, volunteers may engage in a variety of interesting education activities that benefit the community as well as individuals and their families. Master Gardeners develop their gardening and community potential as their efforts help others in the community.

Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6 pm.

Gardening Programs at KAL

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Programs at the Kimberling Area Library

April - September
Select Wednesdays
10 AM in the Community Room


Gardening Programs at Stone County Library

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Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Programs at the Stone County Library

March - September
Last Thursday of each month
4 PM in the Community Room

This series is currently suspended until further notice.


Annual Garden Tour

Garden Tour at Bonniebrook

Master Gardeners of the Ozarks Presents:

Garden Tour at Bonniebrook

This event is currently postponed until further notice.

"Bohemian Garden Rhapsody Tour" will be held at the Rose O’Neill’s historic homestead on Saturday, June 13th from 10 AM to 3 PM

Garden Tour tickets:   $20 Advanced Registration;  $25 day of event.

This event has been CANCELLED. Refunds will be issued. For details: