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.


Plant Clinic via Zoom

January 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM

This month's topic; “Growing Plants from Seeds''. Many tiny seeds need to be started in February. Participants are encouraged to ask questions. Click the box below to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Seed Library

Click the box below to access our seed library. These seeds will be available at the RAMGA members seed swap on January 27 at 7 pm in the RARA building.



  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

For the Garden Gate community newsletters, click the box below.


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

Acorn Identification

Thanks to Jan Smith for a handy identification chart of the nuts from Virginia hardwood trees.  Click here to view.

Photos may now be found on our Instagram site. Click on the Instagram icon in the

"FOLLOW US" section.

Continuing education events

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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.

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