Master Gardeners of Ventura County
University of California
Master Gardeners of Ventura County

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COVID-19 Update

In an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 pandemic and at the recommendation of various public health agencies we will be adjusting our services accordingly:  
  • Our Master Gardener Helpline desk will only be responding to emails. Please email your inquires to
  • Please wear a mask to any Master Gardener event you attend and maintain social distancing. 
  • Plant samples can be brought to the UC Cooperative Extension office for analysis (669 County Square Drive, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003). There is a bin with instructions outside the main door.  
Thanks for your patience during this time. We will inform you when we resume normal activities. 

Love Gardening and Community Service?

Become a Master Gardener! 

UCCE Ventura County offers the Master Gardener training class every two years. The next opportunity to apply will be in fall 2023. Please check this site and our social media in mid-2023 for more information.

Master Gardener at the Hansen Agricultural REC in Santa Paula

Get notified about upcoming Master Gardener workshops, community events, and other important gardening news by clicking here.

Elayne Angel Harbert Fund

The Elayne Angel Harbert Endowment Fund has

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been established to honor the Ventura County Master Gardener's legacy and support the educational programs and research projects benefiting the UC Master Gardener Program.  

Need a Speaker?

Click here to complete a Speaker Request Form and a Master Gardener will get back to you. 


Be Water Wise!

Using less water in your home garden is necessary!

Learn more about water conservation rebates and grants and find classes, inspiration, and lots of helpful tips at


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UC Cooperative Extension
Ventura County
  669 County Square Drive
Suite 100
  Ventura, CA 93003-5401
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