Become a Master Gardener


Consult on Gardens & Landscaping,


Join us at Gardening Activities &
Special Events


Annual Plant Sale, BayScape, & more


Attend our Free Workshops

** Welcome to Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners ** 

Our organization of VCE Master Gardeners covers three counties and we are here to help you with your landscaping and gardening concerns and needs. Please contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) office agents (ANR) with specific questions, inquiries, or problems and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Buckingham VCE: Jennifer Ligon, ( Buckingham ANR Extension Agent during business hours at (434) 969-4261.

Cumberland VCE: Amber Taylor (, Cumberland ANR Extension Agent during business hours at (804) 492-4390.

Prince Edward VCE:  Amber Taylor <, (Interim) Prince Edward ANR Extension Agent during business hours at (434) 392-4246.



Master Gardeners are specially trained volunteer educators who provide sound gardening information to our local community.  While each member is unique, we share a common love of gardening and enjoy sharing our knowledge with others.  For the most part, the Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners Association serves the counties of Buckingham, Cumberland, and Prince Edward, but we also have members from both Nottoway and Appomattox counties.

With hundreds of years of combined gardening experience, our members are ready to answer your gardening questions.  You’ll find us answering questions all around the area.

We also have an enthusiastic group of members who are happy to speak to your group on a wide variety of gardening subjects. Check out our SPEAKERS BUREAU for topics that might be of interest to you.  If your group has a subject in mind, but doesn’t see it listed, let us know.  One of our speakers may be able to develop a program just for you.

Throughout the year, we have many events with the gardener in mind. For detailed information, check our calendar and the special events.


LUNCH & LEARN Series: *FREE* Bring your lunch and your questions to hear from experts about these topics. FREE! No registration or fee required.


The Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, sex, age, veteran status, national origin, disability or political affiliation. An equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech University, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state and local governments. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate, please contact the Prince Edward County Extension Office 434-392-4246.


Virginia Cooperative Extension
Virginia Tech
407 Saunders Hall
Blacksburg, Va 24061-0327
Dave Close –

Buckingham Extension Office
P.O. Box 227
Buckingham, Va 23921

Cumberland Extension Office
P.O. Box 80
Cumberland, Va 23040

Prince Edward Extension Office
P.O. Box 322
Farmville, Va 23901