Youth and Garden Program

About 2,500 youths participated in Children's Garden tours before COVID. Elementary children were exposed to the flora of the facility via DOE, 4H and other youth programs. The annual Agriculture Awareness and Environmental Day conducted at UGC has averaged about 550 4th and 5th grade students each year.

School Tours

Teachers can call the Urban Garden Center office at 453-6050 to schedule a tour for their class. Tours will be conducted by a volunteer docent. The children are guided either through the entire garden center or only through the Children's Garden. Activities include building an origami house, chalk drawings on the boardwalk, storytelling, leaf rubbings, and more. Tours are conducted from August through May. Call early as the schedule fills up fast.  

Ag Awareness Day

Register for events on Eventbrite

Extension in the Garden


Second Saturday at the Garden

Registration for events available on Eventbrite. Next event Feb. 11, 2023.

  • Learn about home gardening in Hawai’i from certified Hawai’i Master Gardeners and UGC Volunteers
  • Got a plant question? Certified Oahu Master Gardeners will be available every second Saturday to answer your gardening questions.
  • Guided Rose Garden Tours & Fruit Orchard Tour
  • Gardening classes: composting, plant propagation
  • CTAHR seed & fruit fly bait sales

Questions can be emailed to

Master Gardener Program

The Oahu Master Gardener program disseminates horticultural information to the gardening client through phone consultation, plant clinics, demonstrations and e-mail. Walk-ins are assisted and always welcomed. 

Volunteers assist with Farmer's Markets, community promotions, the farm fair, and health fairs.

Master Gardener Volunteers

Master Gardeners are adults (18 years and over), who love gardening, want to learn and to share their knowledge with others through volunteer educational services. Master Gardener volunteers are an important Extension resource for expanded outreach into the community. The trained Master Gardener volunteers help Extension to meet the overwhelming demand for research based horticultural and gardening information to the public. 

Oʻahu Gardening Questions

  • SUBMIT a question through E-mail:
  • CALL: 453-6055
    WEDNESDAYS 9am-12pm

Master Gardener Training Class