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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County, Inc. is to enrich the lives of those who love gardening. We are volunteers who fulfill our commitment to community outreach by providing hands-on gardening and research-based horticultural education. Members of the Society are Master Gardeners certified by Michigan State University.

(April 28, 2018 Educational Conference – 5 hours of
CE Education Hours, Beautification – Public Areas.)

Upcoming MG Meetings

May 14 – “New Annuals and Perennials for 2019” – George Papadelis
(Location change) Telly’s Greenhouse 3301 John R, Troy.
Starts at 6:30 pm
VMS: Community:Beautification: Public Areas

June 11 – “Piet Oudolf Garden Detroit Project” – Richard Thomas
No VMS Education Credit

July 9 – “Wonderful Native Grasses and Wildflowers of Michigan” – Vern Stevens
VMS: Environmental Stewardship:Native Plants

Aug 13 – “How to Garden with Comfort, Ease & Simplicity Part II” – Jan Bills
VMS: Community:Quality of Life

Sept 10 –  “Exploring Natural Communities of Michigan” – Michael Kost
VMS: Environmental Stewardship:IPM-General

Oct 8 – “Woodland Treasures for Shady Gardens” – Tony Reznicek
VMS: Community:Beautification: Public Areas

Nov 12 – “Drought Tolerant Plants” – Sue Grubba

Dec 10 – Holiday Potluck – no speaker

News and Events

7th Annual Educational Conference – Gardening and All That Jazz
“Creating Your Garden Palette”
April 13, 2019 – SOLD OUT

Summer Day Trip
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Saturday, June 8th, 7am – 6pm
Ticket Price $55 – only 54 tickets available.
Tickets go on sale March 1st. – check back here for online ticket purchase.
Meijer Garden Flyer

Day Trip – Register Now

19th Annual Garden Bus Trip – Madison, WI
July 18-21, 2019  –  SOLD OUT
More details.

Michigan Master Gardener
MSU Extension, Oakland County Office

MGSOC members are participants in the MSU Extension
Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Oakland County.

If you have questions about the Extension Master Gardener Program in Oakland County or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the office of MSU Extension – Oakland County

For information on MSU Extension Master Gardener (EMG)
program and classes, please visit this website:

MSU Extension Garden Hotline Services 1-888-678-3464
Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. (April-September)
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – noon (October-March)

Walk-in diagnostic counter at the MSU Extension Oakland County office.
Mondays and Tuesdays from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. (April-September)

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Anytime!  Submit questions and up to three photos through the online form. Responses will be received by email.




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