Master Gardeners of Davidson County
Formed in 1986, Master Gardeners of Davidson County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization associated with the Tennessee Master Gardener Program of University of Tennessee Extension with a mission to promote gardening and home horticulture through education, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism.
They operate five educative garden sites through collaborative partnerships around Nashville, including three historic gardens: Demonstration Garden at Ellington Agricultural Center, Harding Garden at Belle Meade, Kitchen Gardens at The Hermitage, Historic Nashville City Cemetery, and Grassmere Historic Gardens at the Nashville Zoo. Additionally, and also conduct annual education and community outreach programs through events and workshops, including: Junior Master Gardener Training Camp, Music & Molasses Festival, Nashville Lawn & Garden Show,Tennessee State Fair, and our Urban Gardening Festival.
Their mission is to promote gardening and home horticulture through education, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism.
In 2015, their volunteers contributed a total of 10,783 hours of volunteer service toward community service and education projects in Nashville and Davidson County with an in-kind value of more than $248,770.