This page is your source for horticultural programs and class offerings through Jefferson County Extension. You’ll also find many links to useful on-line resources!
Have a gardening question? Call the Master Gardener hotline at (303) 271-6632 to get personalized help with your specific situation. You can also email questions and pictures to Master Gardeners at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also check our pest update blog for the latest landscape and garden problems reported to us.
Samples may be dropped off anytime from 8:30am until 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. We try to complete your diagnosis within 5-7 business days. Fees apply.
Master Gardener Program
Due to COVID-19, Jefferson County Extension will not be offering an Apprentice Master Gardener Class in 2021. However, you may still register for the Colorado Gardener Certificate program and Green School Class (all of which are online) through the State Master Gardener Program. Contact Bruce Ide for any additional information.
Demonstration and Research Gardens
Our two on-site gardens are open to the public. The Plant Select garden offers beautiful displays of water-wise and climate tested plants. There’s a kiosk in the garden containing information on the plants and their growing requirements.
The Horticulture Research and Demonstration Garden contains on-going studies including blueberry production, apple tree training, tomato and pepper variety trials and innovative vegetable garden season extension tools. We are also developing an insectary garden to attract beneficial insects.