Strafford County Master Gardeners Association is one of ten Master Gardener groups in the State of New Hampshire, working under the auspices of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension. Our members work on a variety of county gardening projects.

Under the guidance of the Strafford County Cooperative Extension Staff, we strive to assist our neighbors by providing education and support for a variety of gardening topics. This blog is intended as a means to enhance communication with our fellow gardeners.

If you are a New Hampshire resident with gardening questions, here is a link to contact the UNH Cooperative Extension Education Center and Information Line staffed by NH Master Gardeners for all of your gardening questions. Or if you have been thinking about becoming a Master Gardener, here’s a link to provide further information about the program.

If you have a question for SCMGA,  feel free to contact us because gardening is our favorite topic.


SCMGA Master Gardener Gatherings scheduled for 2018

May 20, Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 16th Annual Plant Sale, Durham Town Hall Parking lot, 8 Newmarket Road, Durham, NH. There are many ways to support our annual fundraiser including donating plants, helping pot them, or working the day of the sale.

June 6, Wednesday, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Bedrock Gardens, 45 High Road, Lee, NH, with John Forti, Executive Director, nationally recognized lecturer, garden historian and writer. Self guided tour and brown bag lunch. All NH Master Gardeners are welcome. Changed to Durham Public Library.

September 14, Friday, 10 a.m., Butternut Farms, 195 Meaderboro Road, Farmington, NH. Tour with Giff Burnap, owner, as he tells us about running Butternut. Rain date: September 21

October 25, Thursday, 4 p.m., at the Durham Public Library 49 Madbury Road, Durham, NH. We will hear all about Riverwoods of Durham with Robbi Woodburn, Landscape Architect.

December 5, Wednesday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road, Durham, NH, Permaculture 101 with Jaime Roberge. We will also celebrate our 2018 accomplishments with sweets and treats for all.