Home                    | About Us                    | Contact Us                    | Favorite Links                    | For EMGs                    

Solitary Bees: Pollinators at Unique Risk

Presentation by Tim McCoy, Extension Associate
Virginia Tech Entomology


Ticks and Tick Borne Diseases
 in Virginia

Presentation by Dr. David N. Gaines
Public Health Entomologist
VDH-Office of Epidemiology


Bud Ward's Presentation on "Climate Change in Our Own Backyard" 

- January 16, 2019


Emerald Ash Borer Information

Boxwood Blight Information

Ask an Extension Master Gardener


Pest Alert: Spotted Lanternfly


Monthly Horticultural Tips and Fact Sheets



Listen to Master Gardeners Talk about Their Experiences


Need Assistance Protecting Your Shoreline from Erosion?

Visit Our Teaching Gardens

Science in the Schools

Horticulture as a Therapy

Request a Speaker

Become an Extension Master Gardener


Brochures & Books

Weather Underground PWS KVALANCA5


Gardening in the Northern Neck Canceled/Postponed

On March 12, Virginia Tech announced the cancellation of all University-sponsored events at any location scheduled prior to April 30 and expected to draw crowds larger than 100 people. As a Virginia Cooperative Extension sponsored event, this includes Gardening in the Northern Neck.

This decision was based on the trajectory of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease throughout the U.S. and the expectation that the disease will continue to spread in many communities. We are therefore canceling our Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar scheduled for Saturday, March 21, at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene.

If you registered for Gardening in the Northern Neck, you will receive an email or phone call with specifics about refunds for your registration and lunch expense.

We hope to reschedule the seminar to later this year and will update you as soon as possible.



Welcome to the Northern Neck Master Gardener (NNMG) web site, your gateway to responsible, science-based gardening information for Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties. We are an organization of volunteers with a common interest in gardening and community service.

The Master Gardener Program is an educational program of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) drawing on the resources of Virginias land-grant universities - Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Working with Virginia Cooperative Extension offices in Lancaster, Northumberland, RichmondWestmoreland, and Essex Counties, we are able to bring the knowledge and expertise of Virginias land-grant universities to the people of the Northern Neck.


Our organization supports a variety of programs specifically targeted to the unique growing conditions and environmental concerns of our largely rural region, which is bordered by two major river systems and the Chesapeake Bay. Activities highlighted on this web site include: science enrichment programs in the schools; seminars and workshops for gardeners; gardening advice; horticultural therapy for seniors; a speakers' bureau; shoreline advisory services; and specialized gardens demonstrating basic gardening principles.

We invite you to attend our programs, visit our teaching gardens, and come to us with your gardening questions. You can reach us by email, by visiting or calling Virginia Cooperative Extension offices, and by stopping by our booths at farmers markets and special events throughout the area.

The Northern Neck Master Gardener Association is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization. Annually, we contribute thousands of volunteer hours in the four counties of the Northern Neck. In 2017, Northern Neck Master Gardeners contacted more than 19,300 people and contributed 11,857 hours to the community valued at $317,175. In addition, the Northern Neck Master Gardeners' Facebook page reached more than 17,000 people. Statewide there are more than 4,000 active Master Gardener volunteers serving almost all of Virginia's counties and independent cities.


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.

Disclaimer: Commercial products named on this web site are for informational purposes only. Virginia Cooperative Extension does not endorse these products and does not intend discrimination against other products which also may be suitable.


For information on erosion control strategies visit:

Shoreline Evaluation Program website

Shoreline Evaluation Program Brochure

Shoreline Evaluation Program Registration and Questionnaire 



 Postponed until further notice


Other Events



Send us a description of your problem by email.  Include a phone number where you can be reached during the day.  Attach photos of the plant or pest, where appropriate, to help diagnose the problem. 


Copyright Northern Neck Master Gardeners 2012-2019.