Become a Master Gardener


Consult on Spring Preparation


Participate and Make a Difference


Annual Plant Sale

** COVID-19 and Extension Master Gardener Programming** 

Due to the Coronavirus mandates from the state and Virginia Tech,  many face-to-face events have been canceled or postponed. If you need more details, please contact your local Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) office and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

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

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

Prince Edward VCE: Erin Small (, Prince Edward Extension Agent during business hours at (434) 392-4246.

Additional Websites to monitor: for important COVID-19 updates:


VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION 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.

2023 EVENTS being planned now. Check back often!

2022  EVENTS

  • Lunch and Learn Series, Prince Edward County – (Check above for contact information)
  • Tips and Topics Series, Buckingham County – (Check above for contact information)


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
Amber Taylor –