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Cottonwood District

Cottonwood District

Barton County Office

3007 10th Street
Great Bend, KS 67530

620-793-1913 fax

Ellis County Office

601 Main Street
Hays, KS 67601

785-621-2002 fax


Extension Master Gardeners

barton county  ellis county

Who We Are

The Extension Master Gardener Program is an educational volunteer training program sponsored by K-State Research and Extension. Through this program, individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas. These individuals, in turn, volunteer their expertise and services to help others through horticulture projects that benefit the community.
Once trained, Extension Master Gardeners provide research based information to the public on many topics including water conservation, yard waste management, regional plant adaptability, and the environment.

The Master Gardeners work with their local Extension staff to develop educational programs that meet the horticultural needs of their local citizens. Projects may include school programs, demonstration gardens, speaker's bureau and answering questions on a horticulture hotline.

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Barton County Master Gardeners

Barton County Master Gardeners


Ellis County Master Gardeners

Ellis County Master Gardeners


Why Become An Extension Master Gardener?

Extension Master Gardeners become friends with many interesting and talented individuals. They share ideas with one another. Extension Master Gardeners never stop learning, but continue to grow in their knowledge of garden related issues.

Being an Extension Master Gardener is a fun, interesting, and rewarding experience!

Vegetable Garden Butterfly Garden

Ellis County Master Gardener

WaterSmart Perennial Bed Barton County Fair