The Grand Strand Master Gardeners Association is a private association of individuals who have been certified as "South Carolina Master Gardeners" by Clemson University Extension and who live on or near the Grand Strand area of coastal South Carolina. The Grand Strand includes portions of Georgetown and Horry Counties and the communities of Georgetown, Pawleys Island, Murrells Inlet, Surfside, Atlantic Beach, Garden City, Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and nearby towns. To read about the history of Master Gardeners and to learn how you can become one and join us, please click on Becoming a Master Gardener. The Master Gardener program is a two-part educational program in which participants receive at least 40 hours of intense horticultural training, pass a final exam, and then donate at least 40 hours of volunteer service in order to complete the program and receive the title of "Clemson Extension Master Gardener". Master Gardeners assist with garden lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, school and community gardening, phone diagnostic service, research, and many other projects. For GSMGA projects, click here.
The mission of the Clemson Extension Master Gardener Program is to select, train, and utilize knowledgeable volunteers to facilitate the educational work of the local Consumer Horticulture Agent by delivering researched-based information to citizens of the state.
Grand Strand Master Gardeners Association
For now, the Grand Strand Master Gardeners meet monthly at 5:30 PM on the fourth Tuesday of every month. We are meeting virtually via Zoom. The link is emailed to members and published in the newsletter.