The Extension Master Gardeners of Brunswick County offer a unique horticulture class for Brunswick County residents. The class provides the basic knowledge needed to maintain a yard and garden in our coastal plain of North Carolina

This class is shorter and less expensive than the Extension Master Gardener class and contains less science and more “how to” content.  Entitled “A Day in the Yard”, the course is offered for people interested in learning more about maintaining their yard and garden but not able to commit to the full responsibilities of becoming an Extension  Master Gardener. 

Cost: $85.00 for the 7-week course. Price includes a copy of “Gardening by the Month in Coastal Carolina,” a publication of the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association of Brunswick County. This book was updated in January of 2017. Funds are used to promote research-based horticulture practices in Brunswick County and to assist in designing and maintaining portions of the Brunswick County Botanical Gardens in Bolivia.

The topics for the 7 segments are:

Week 1 – Soil and Fertilization

Week 2 – Lawns and Irrigation

Week 3 – Woody Ornamental and Pruning

Week 4 – Annuals, Bulbs and Perennials

Week 5 – Insects and Disease

Week 6 – Vegetables, Herbs and Fruits

Week 7 – Native Landscaping

To learn more about this Extension Master Gardener Program contact Tom Woods, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator,  tom_woods@ncsu.edu or you can call the Cooperative Extension office at 910-253-2610.


Become a Master Gardener Volunteer


BC Extension Master Gardener volunteers work with NC Extension to provide gardeners with unbiased, research-based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes.


Under the guidance of Extension agents, volunteers complete a 40-hour training program, pass an examination, and complete a 40-hour internship. To remain active in the program volunteers must log a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service each year.


BC Extension Master Gardener can be found volunteering at Farmers Markets, offering Plant Sales, working with Juvenile Restitution and school horticultural programs, making ‘House Call’ visits and teaching ‘A Day in the Yard’ classes.

Seventy-three counties in NC offer the Extension Master Gardener program and there are currently over 4,000 active Extension Master Gardener volunteers.


2019 Master Gardener Classes

September 9 – October 30


Classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 9AM – 12PM, with Field Trips on Fridays. Schedule includes rain dates.


A limited number of applicants are accepted. To apply for the Class of 2020, contact Tom Woods, 910-253-2610.



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  • Soils and Fertilization
  • Turf Maintenance
  • Xeriscapes/Drought Tolerant Plants
  • Deer Resistant Plants
  • Pruning
  • Annuals, Perennials
  • Vegetables/Herbs
  • Container Gardening
  • Native Plants
  • Plants for Pollinators
  • Fire-Wise Landscaping
  • Preparing plants for Winter
  • Propagation (from seed or cuttings)
  • Pesticides (Weeds, Insects, Fungus)
  • Weed Management
  • BC Botanical Garden Tours



Tom Woods, Volunteer Coordinator, tom_woods@ncsu.edu; 910-253-2610.


Mission Statement


The Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association is an association of Master Gardeners in Brunswick County, North Carolina. The association aims to supplement the educational opportunities provided to Master Gardeners, thus enhancing their knowledge and expertise, to enhance friendships and promote a spirit of good fellowship among its members, and to ensure that there is a knowledgeable and experienced source of volunteers who can complete projects under the direction of the Cooperative Extension Agents.


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