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The Richland County Master Gardener Association’s logo is the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily (Hymenocallis coronaria), also called the Cahaba Lily.

Who are We?

The Richland County Master Gardener Association (RCMGA) is a not-for-profit organization composed of volunteers whose goal is to promote and teach environmentally sound, research-based gardening practices to the citizens of Richland County, and to provide education to our members needed to accomplish our purpose. Our members have completed a Master Gardener Training Course conducted by the Clemson Extension Services and have provided 40 hours of educational service in order to be certified as Master Gardeners.  We serve our Clemson and Richland County through such activities as assisting in the county extension office, giving educational programs to the public, and participating in community projects related to gardening.

RCMGA Holiday Luncheon
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Gardening is in Fashion!
11:00 am SC State Museum (2nd Floor; Vista Room)
301 Gervais Street, Columbia 29101

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♦ Crape Myrtle Pruning Tips from Clemson Cooperative Extension ♦

2018 RCMGA Intern Guidelines (updated Jul 2018)


We offer a RCMGA Scholarship for the Clemson Master Gardener Program.

RCMGA Scholarship Application (updated 2016)


Want to be a Master Gardener?

For information about applying for the Master Gardener classes, contact 803.865.1216 ext. 127. To learn more about the program, visit: Clemson Extension Master Gardeners.  

Clemson-Tiger-Paw    Gardening Tips for Fall/Winter   Clemson-Tiger-Paw

• Keep pansies deadheaded.
• Read gardening catalogues and start planning for spring.
• Take a soil sample to Clemson Extension office.
• Add lime if soil sample indicates a need for it.
• It’s still not too late to plant spring bulbs.
• Cut out crossing and dead branches on trees and shrubs.
• Plant bare root trees-soak them overnight in water before planting.
• Move small trees or shrubs to new location.
• Remove spent camellia blooms to prevent petal blight.
• Apply post-emergent herbicide to control broadleaf weeds. Read the label.
• Sharpen garden tools with a file.
• Plan the garden using catalogs. Order seeds.
• Avoid pruning plants that seem damaged by sudden frost. Wait until spring to see what emerges





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