About Our Organization
Hill Country Master Gardeners is a service organization helping the AgriLife Extension Service meet the horticultural needs of the community. In return for this service, Master Gardeners gain extensive knowledge and share the camaraderie of other gardeners. The type of service provided by the Hill Country Master Gardeners varies according to community needs and seasons of the year.
- Master Gardeners are available at the Kerr County AgriLife Extension office throughout the year to answer telephone inquiries related to gardening.
- Specialists are available for home assessments when the situation requires.
- Speakers are available to local groups and workshops are conducted on various topics of interest.
- At Market Days, on the Kerr County Courthouse square, Master Gardeners sell greenhouse-grown plants and the popular HCMG-made rain barrels as well as answer gardening related questions. Proceeds from the Rain Barrel Project go to the Horticulture Scholarship funded by the organization.
- Educational assistance is provided to help establish community garden projects.
- A Demonstration Garden was created and is maintained at the Kerr County AgriLife Extension Office by Master Gardeners to demonstrate recommended plants for our area. Visit the garden at 3775 Hwy. 27 East in Kerrville, Texas.