Rockbridge Master Gardeners
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.
Interested in becoming a
VCE MASTER GARDENER Volunteer?
Join us for a
Master Gardener Information Session
September 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
This meeting will be held virtually over Zoom.
Enrolling for 2022
Starts October 10, 2021
Limited class size so sign up early
Our next online Plant Clinic will be at 11 am on Saturday, October 16, via Zoom. Topic is: Checklist for Fall Gardening; sharing WHAT to plant, HOW to plant, and WHEN to start Fall garden clean up. Discussion on Soil Testing in the Fall and more....
Register by clicking the box below.
Photos may now be found on our Instagram site. Click on the Instagram icon in the
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150 S. Main St., 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 1383
Lexington, VA 24450
Tel: (540) 463-4734
GARDEN TO-DO LIST
Frost Dates for Rockbridge Area
Frost dates are the day of the year when it is calculated to be 50% likely that the temperature will dip below freezing, resulting in frost on the ground.
When temperatures drop to a range of 29-30 degrees Fahrenheit, a ‘light freeze’ will damage delicate plants. A ‘moderate freeze’ will damage most plants in your garden except the hardiest, and it occurs with temperatures between 25-28 degrees Fahrenheit. A ‘severe freeze’ is almost always fatal to all garden plants, and it occurs when temperatures are lower than 24 degrees Fahrenheit.
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
Continuing education events
The Rockbridge Area Master Gardeners has been approved by the IRS as a public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Donations can be deducted per IRC Section 170.
A copy of the IRS approval letter is available on request.
Virginia Cooperative Extension 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, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.