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.
  • 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
  • Bay Wise certified master gardeners provide information and guidance to help people create healthier gardens and landscapes using sustainable practices.
  • Community Gardens are available in Harford County. For a listing of locations click here.
  • Scholarship 2018. Sara is the Master Gardener 2018 High School Scholarship recipientThe Harford County Master Gardener High School Scholarship 2018 of a one time $1,000 was awarded to Sara from North Harford High School. This young lady is a go-getter with her many interests in all areas of environmental science! Sara’s capstone school project involved forestry research, she earned her certification as a Professional Horticulturist with the Maryland Department of Agriculture and her excellent grades made her well deserving of our assistance. 
     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 $1,00.00 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. For a copy of the scholarship forms Scholarship 2018.
  • 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

For more information, contact:

Joyce Browning

University of Maryland Extension Consumer Horticulturist

Harford County Agricultural Center
University of Maryland Extension, Suite 600
3525 Conowingo Road,
Street MD, 21154 sends e-mail)
410-638-3053 FAX


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