Dates: Tuesdays from March 5th to April 23rd

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: Park County MSU Extension Office 119 S 3rd St, Livingston, MT 59047

Parking: Street parking on S 3rd and small parking lot on 2/3 Alley

The eight-week course will include:

  • Introduction to Master Gardener Program
  • Soils, Nutrients, and Fertilizers
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Vegetables
  • Herbaceous Ornamentals and Native Plants
  • Landscape Design
  • Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs
  • Lawn Care and Irrigation
  • Small Fruit and Fruit Trees
  • Making your own Compost
  • Introduction to Integrated Pest Management


The cost of the course is $175 and we can only take cash or check at this time. Registration includes your textbook and class materials. Class size is limited to 20 participants - please call, email or stop by the office to reserve your spot. Reference books will be available for pickup two weeks before the start of class. 


You have two options for taking the course: Option 1 is the certified Master Gardener track.  This means you want to become a Master Gardener volunteer as well as potentially take further Master Gardener courses (Level II and III).  To complete the certification you would take an exam at the end of the course (take home, open book exam) and then complete 20 volunteer hours that are horticulturally related within a year of taking the course.

Option 2 is the non-certified track.  With this option you just take the course for your information with no test or volunteer hour requirements.

Contact the office by phone or email with any questions: 406-222-4156 or [email protected]