Sandoval County Master Gardeners

How to Become a Master Gardener

To be certified as a Sandoval County Master Gardener, you must successfully complete the 16-week Master Gardener Classes offered each winter-spring and complete a 30-hour internship that includes 10 hours of public outreach activity and 20 hours of other community service activities. Certified Master Gardeners must volunteer at least 40 hours each year, of which at least 10 hours must be earned in continuing education classes each year to retain their certification.

The sixteen (16) training sessions are held every Tuesday afternoon from 1 PM to 5 PM, mid-January through the end of April. The training site is at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia RD, Bernalillo, NM 87004.Course instructors include New Mexico State University Extension Specialists, certified Master Gardeners and other regional horticultural experts.

Application deadline is December 15, 2019. Fee for the class is $175, which covers the cost of materials for the class, and incidental expenses related to the class.

You can pay the fee online using a credit card or your PayPal count by clicking here. Or you can pay the fee by including a check when you mail in your application.

Click here to download the 2020 Master Gardener Training Application.

You will be contacted to confirm your acceptance and course dates and times.

If the class fills before we receive your application, you will be placed on a wait list. Payment due when you apply . Fee will be refunded if you are not accepted. You may send your check for the course (made out to SCMG) to: SCMG, PO Box 400, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

Class and Other Information

Learn more about how the Sandoval County Master Gardeners serve the community through its classes, projects and programs at this website or through our publications.

SCMG Brochure
SCMG Handbook

Annual SCMG Membership Dues

Veteran members – You can pay your $25 dues for 2019-2020 here:



If you wish to pay by check, send your check via US Mail to: SCMG Post Office Box 400. Bernalillo, NM 87004

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Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Sat
2019
1:30 pm Members Annual Meeting and Gradu... @ St. Francis Episcopal Church
Members Annual Meeting and Gradu... @ St. Francis Episcopal Church
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
All Sandoval County Master Gardeners are encouraged to attend!
Oct
20
Sun
2019
9:00 am Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market at the corner of Jones and Corrales Roads
Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market at the corner of Jones and Corrales Roads
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Corrales Growers Market @ Corrales Growers Market at the corner of Jones and Corrales Roads | Corrales | New Mexico | United States
        SCMG support the Corrales Growers Market from the last week of April to the last week of October. The marketplace operates from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteer hours can be used[...]
Oct
23
Wed
2019
8:30 am Waterwise Garden work sessions @ Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstration Garden
Waterwise Garden work sessions @ Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstration Garden
Oct 23 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
This volunteer opportunity is open to all Master Gardeners and Interns. Volunteers maintain garden by planting, raking, pruning, weeding, providing tours, etc. The Rio Rancho Waterwise Demonstration Garden is between the Esther Bone Library and[...]

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