Welcome Gardeners

Hanover Master Gardener Association is a volunteer organization. Our mission is to promote and support the Hanover office of Virginia Cooperative Extension by providing environmental and horticultural information and education to its members and to the public through approved projects that meet the need of Hanover County.

Upcoming Events

Come to one of our plant clinics with your gardening questions.  We have answers!

Ashland Farmers Marketing

  • 10/8
  • 10/22

Mechanicsville Lowes

  • 10/8

Hanover Home Gardening Series

Atlee Library
9212 Rutlandshire Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Join us at our open house to learn about becoming a Master Gardener.

Meet other Hanover Master Gardeners and ask questions.

Learn about the training program and how the Hanover Master Gardener’s serve the community.

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm

Where: Hanover Extension Office 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005


Gardening Help Desk

Hanover Master Gardeners serve as a resource for horticultural education for the community.  Let us help you find answers to your gardening questions. Contact us.

804-752-4306 or hanover.master.gardener@gmail.com


Stop the spotted lanternfly

Educational Community Gardens

Hanover Master Gardeners maintains three gardens for you to use an educational and inspirational resource.

Learn More by clicking the images for each garden below.

Hanover Master Garden Native Plant garden
Historic Garden at Scotchtown
Hanover Master Garden Butterfly Garden

Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener? 

Hanover Master Gardeners are volunteer educators of environmentally sound horticultural practices. They are specially trained by VCE, love gardening, enjoy teaching others, feel a strong commitment to community service and feel strongly about preserving natural resources.

Check out our recent projects and how we are serving Hanover County

  • Hanover Tomato Festival
    Master Gardeners giving advice to tomato home gardeners at the Hanover Tomato Festival in 2022.
  • Here we are staking out the footprint our new horticultural learning center.
  • Hanover master gardeners at work
    Reviewing plans for the new horticultural learning center.
  • Installing a new native plant garden at the extension office. Pollinators rejoice!
  • Historic kitchen garden at Scotchtown. What's Patrick Henry having for dinner tonight?
  • A truckful of corn, approx 30 bushels, at Marion Jones's farm. The corn was delivered to MCEF, Pappy's Pantry and Moments of Hope food pantries.
  • Hanover master gardener plant clinic
    Helping Hanover gardeners solve their gardening problems at one of our plant clinics.
  • Our booth at the 2022 State Fair. Hanover works collaboratively with other Master Gardener chapters in Virginia at the State Fair. It was a lot of fun despite one rainy weekend.
  • The booth theme for 2022 was decomposers. The often-unsung hero of an ecosystem. We demonstrated composting techniques and some unusual insects that decompose dead material in nature.