Clackamas County Master Gardeners


Master Gardeners™ are 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.

Registration is now open for
2017 Master Gardener training!

The Master Gardener Program provides science-based horticulture education offered as a hybrid course including in-person classes, online content, hands-on workshops, gardening seminars, and a final exam starting in early February and ending in October each year.

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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.

December 12, 2016

Therapeutic Gardens - Brian Bainnson, landscape architect.

Brian will talk to us about therapeutic garden design using evidence-based research and participatory design processes. He led the design team for the Portland Memory Garden. The garden has been developed for people with Alzheimers, their families and caregivers and is located in Ed Benedict Park in Southeast Portland. Mr. Bainnson has helped develop several therapeutic landscapes for Legacy Health System including gardens for the Oregon Burn Center, Legacy RIO and the Legacy Trauma Center. All of these gardens will be used for active patient therapy as well as restorative places for patients, families and caregivers.

Brian Bainnson is a landscape architect with over 27 years of experience, concentrating most recently in design of therapy gardens for hospital patients and families, wounded warriors, and people suffering with memory loss. Brian earned his BFA and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design


2017 International Master Gardener Conference Portland, Oregon, July 10 - 14

Early Bird Registration is open now through January 13.

Cost is as follows: Early Bird, Master Gardener ($330): includes access to the all keynote talks, concurrent session classes, conference trade show, Search for Excellence presentations and general session, regional Master Gardener mixers, lunches and snacks.

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Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.

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