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About Us

Goochland Powhatan Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.

What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.


Our Purpose

Enhancing Communities

Beautifying our communities with project gardens and helpful resources for our neighbors.

Protecting the environment

From invasive plants to use of pesticides, we are armed with the latest research based information to help protect our natural resources.

Educating others

Providing the latest research and information to the average citizen through our outreach, seminars, and programs.

Extension Master Gardeners and VCE

Extension Master Gardeners (or "EMGs") are individuals who have received specialized training in environmental horticulture through cooperation program with Virginia Cooperative Extension ("VCE").  We act on behalf of the VCE as volunteer educators in our communities.

Virginia Cooperative Extension (or "VCE") serves as a link between land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, and the people of the Commonwealth.  Understanding that knowledge is power, we place that power in the hands of Virginians and help them learn how to use it to improve the quality of their lives.  

Our Extension agents and specialists form a network of educators who classrooms are the communities, homes and businesses of Virginia, bringing research-based solutions to the problems facing Virginians today.


Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.

Goochland Extension Office
2740 Dogtown Rd
Goochland, VA 23063

Phone:  (804) 556-5841

Office Hours:  Mon through Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Powhatan Extension Office
3910 Old Buckingham Rd, Suite B
Powhatan, VA 23139

Phone:  (804) 598-5640

Office Hours:  Mon through Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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