Master Gardener 2013 registration open now

CLEMSON — The Pickens/Oconee/Anderson Master Gardener Program will begin Monday, Feb. 11 and last until June 3, with weekly meetings taking place on Mondays from 9 a.m.-noon.

The meeting place will be at the SC DNR Building in Clemson near Twin Lakes, with some classes at the Hayden Conference Center at the SC Botanical Garden.

Clemson Extension Agents, Clemson University professors, and Master Gardeners will serve as weekly instructors. This class offers research-based horticultural information in an exciting and educational format. Participants use this new knowledge to serve the local communities by educating others. A Master Gardener is defined as an individual who learns about the art and science of horticulture and shares that information with others.

Enrollment is limited, and is based on a first-come first-served basis. While this program is targeted toward residents of Pickens, Oconee, Anderson counties, people from other counties may also be admitted to the program.

The cost for the Master Gardener Program is $300 per person. The fee will cover all materials and resources needed for the course. The program will fill to maximum capacity, so interested participants should register as soon as possible. Participants must register on-line at If you have any questions or need additional information on course description and requirements to earn the title of ‘Master Gardener’, please contact the Home and Garden Information Center at 864-656-9999.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer. Should you require special accommodations due to a disability, please notify our office 10 days prior to the event.