The Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners serve as an educational outreach on scientific horticultural topics to citizens of the Rockbridge area. We accomplish this through gardening hot lines, plant clinics, education in public schools, gardening programs and maintaining demonstration gardens.

We are an adjunct to the local Cooperative Extension Agent and serve under the auspices of the Virginia Cooperative Extension.




Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer? Click on the Join Us tab for more information.

If you missed our Info Session, the recording is available. Feel free to reach out with any questions. 


Registration for our next Master Gardener class is now closed. For more information about future classes, go to "Join Us, then "Registration."



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 Extension Office

 150 S. Main St., 2nd Floor

 Lexington, VA

Mailing address:

 P.O. Box 1383

 Lexington, VA 24450  

Tel: (540) 463-4734


​Email:  info@ramga.org

Master Gardeners Help Create a Riparian Buffer


Rockbridge Master Gardeners worked with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation by planting trees along Moore's Creek in Lexington to create a riparian buffer. Click for the article.


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Frost Dates for Rockbridge Area

First Frost Date

     °F         10%         50%         90%

    36°      Sep 23     Oct 4       Oct 15

    32°      Oct 2       Oct 15     Oct 27

    28°      Oct 13     Oct 28     Nov 12

Your Amazon Purchase Can Support the Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners

By participating in the Amazon Smile program, 0.5% of your purchase will go to the Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners, at no additional cost to you. Just go to smile.amazon.com and select Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners as the charitable organization you wish to support.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.