Approximately 350 Master Gardeners of the Southwestern Indiana Master Gardener Association (SWIMGA) donate a yearly average of almost 20,000 hours to maintain and beautify the community through various projects.
In recent years, over 10,000 pounds of produce have been donated to the Tri-State Food Bank, harvested from the vegetable garden at the Master Gardener Display Garden.
Below is a list or our official SWIMGA projects. Go to their individual pages under the OUR GARDENS tab for more information.
Caze Elementary School Garden Education
Habitat for Humanity Landscaping
Historic Newburgh Dam Garden
Hovey House Garden (Mt. Vernon)
Keep Evansville Beautiful Projects
Master Gardener Display Garden
Mesker Park Amazonia Docent Program
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanical Family Garden
Mt. Vernon Rain Garden
Newburgh Community Park Garden
Oaklyn Library Meadow (native & wildflowers)
Parkview Care Center Gardening Program
Reitz Home Museum Garden
Sunrise Park Garden
Three Sisters Garden at Angel Mounds
University of Evansville Rose Garden
University of Southern Indiana Herb Garden
Vanderburgh 4-H Center Gardens
Wesselman Woods Native Butterfly Garden
Wesselman Woods Native Plant Garden
SWIMGA membership is open to all who have completed the Purdue Master Gardener (MG) program, either in Indiana or another state, passed the MG exam, and paid their annual dues. Members must complete a set number of volunteer and education hours each year to continue to be eligible for membership.
If you are interest in gardening and would like to learn more as well as spend time with other gardeners, join us! Contact Larry Caplan, Vanderburgh County Extension Office (812-435-5287) for information on the next Master Gardener certification class.