University of Maryland Extension

Home Gardening


Welcome to the Harford County Master Gardeners web page!

We assist county residents with home gardening and landscaping through several approaches:

  • Classes and workshops are presented on a variety of gardening and lawn care issues such as growing vegetables, canning and composting and fertilizing.
  • Bay Wise certified master gardeners provide information and guidance to help people create healthier gardens and landscapes using sustainable practices.
  • Technical assistance is available from our horticulture specialist for diagnosing home and landscape pest problems including weeds, insects and recommendations for healthy landscapes using native plantings at our plant clinics and farmers markets.
  • Scholarship 2017. Seth is the Master Gardener 2017 High School Scholarship recipientThe Master Gardener High School Scholarship 2017 was awarded to Seth a graduate of North Harford High. Seth has a strong horticultural background with years of experience in 4-H and Future Farmers of America. He served on his school Landscape Judging team and earned his MD State Certification as a Professional Horticulturist.  The Harford County Master Gardeners were honored to provide Seth with financial assistance in his pursuit of a plant science degree. 
    Scholarship 2018
    The Master Gardeners of Harford County, part of the University of Maryland Extension, is offering a scholarship in the amount of a one time $500.00 award to a graduating high school senior who resides in Harford County.  The recipient must be a student who plans to attend an accredited college or university to pursue studies in Agronomy, Botany, City Landscape Planning, Conservation, Entomology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Design and/or allied subjects. Click here for more information on our program page unders scholarship.
  • Master Gardeners are county residents who receive extensive horticulture training and commit to be volunteer partners by helping the university educate residents to be better gardeners and improve their environmental stewardship.
  • Want to be a Harford County Master Gardener? click here for information

If you are interested in being considered as a candidate and would like to schedule an interview, please contact Joyce Browning at sends e-mail) . The interview and packet pick-up occurs at our Forest Hill office, 2335 Rock Spring Rd. Forest Hill, MD 21050 and will take about 30-45 minutes. Interviews will begin the week of November 6, 2017 and continue until we have 18 applicants. Call to schedule a time at 410-638-3255.


Home and Garden Information Center

*Gardening season is considered by many to be a year-round hobby! Catch the fever!

Joyce Browning
University of Maryland Extension
Harford County Extension Office
PO Box 663; 2335 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050


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