Master Gardenersare trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.


Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.
Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.
Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.


Click here for more information on becoming a Master Gardener: What does it take to be a Master Gardener Volunteer?


We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie).  Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.  Each lecture features an expert presentation about an interesting gardening topic. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend any event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or send an e-mail to



The Lectures are open to all interested gardeners or want to be gardener ...

Free Lectures

September 8, 2014

Wildlife Viewing Opportunities on the National Wildlife Refuges along the Oregon Coast

Roy W. Lowe, Project Leader for the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Six National Wildlife Refuges span 320 miles of the Oregon coast. These refuges harbor a variety of coastal and marine habitats that support diverse and abundant wildlife. From sea stars to shorebirds, puffins to falcons, sea lions to seabirds, wildlife can be seen year round. Learn when and where to find the wildlife spectacles.

Roy has been employed with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for more than 37 years. He previously worked in Alabama and San Francisco Bay Area. He has been stationed in Newport, Oregon since 1985



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10-Minute University™

Master Gardeners offer free 10-Minute University™ classes throughout the year.

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Free Events

We actively reach out to our community, sharing our knowledge through free events throughout the year.


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Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 10,000 gardeners with over 180 plant and garden-art vendors.


Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Clackamas County Master Gardeners Chapter was recognized as a Distinguished Friend of the College in recognition of our continued support of the college scholarship program. To read more, please click here.




last updated on September 1, 2014


Spring Garden Fair

Saturday and Sunday May 2 & 3, 2015