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Master Gardenersare trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.


Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.
Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.
Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.


Do you want to become a OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer?

Registration for the 2015 Master Gardener program is open! Information and registration is available on the OSU Extension Service Metro area Master Gardener page. You may also call 503-650-3118 for information. Registration deadline is January 30th.

Click here for more information on becoming a Master Gardener: What does it take to be a Master Gardener Volunteer?

Free Lectures

We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie).  Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.

Master Gardener Volunteers: Now it's easier to get your recertification hours ...

Our Clackamas Chapter provides monthly educational lectures on a wide range of topics. Select lectures qualifying for recertification and they can be applied toward your MG program training requirements. Attend any three or more lectures before October 1, 2015. These events are FREE of charge and open to the public. Bring your friends and family! Some lectures will qualify for 1 hour of recertification and are labeled ..........

*Recertification one hour hour credit.

Click here for our Lectures page and info on past & future lectures.


February 9, 2015
Rain Gardens: Scott Buley *Recertification one hour credit.

Scott will show us why rain gardens optimally use locally available plants, and the trade-off with adapted plants. He also will discuss considerations in engineering rain garden beds for different soils, topography and plants. We will understand what rain gardens can do for the landscape: roadside basins, permeable and pervious surfacing, and how they are better for the environment.

Scott Buley owns Rain Garden Nursery which grows Pacific Northwest native nursery stock and other plants for naturalized gardens and shade tree plantings. Scott has extensive training in turf renovation and landscape restoration. His extensive landscape projects include the Oregon Garden, Oregon City Rose Farm Museum and the Westerly Stud Thoroughbred Horse Ranch. And, best of all, Scott transformed the garden of Clackamas County Master Gardener Dee Linde.



Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 10,000 gardeners with over 180 plant and garden-art vendors.


Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In reference to publications, events, or activities: Publications will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 503-655-8631 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend the event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or

Clackamas County Master Gardeners Chapter was recognized as a Distinguished Friend of the College in recognition of our continued support of the college scholarship program. To read more, please click here.




last updated on January 22, 2015


Spring Garden Fair

Saturday and Sunday May 2 & 3, 2015