University of Maryland Extension

Become an Extension Master Gardener


The Mission of the Univeristy of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Program is to educate Maryland residents about safe, effective, and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities.


The Maryland Master Gardener Program is designed to train participants as volunteer horticultural educators to help Maryland residents.

Participants receive 50 hours of basic training from University faculty staff and Master Gardeners, and then must complete 40 hours of required volunteer service during the first year.

 2018 Spring Master Gardener Basic Training Begins

Dates: Monday, March 5, 2018 and every Monday and Wednesday until May 16th

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm every Monday and Wednesday

Place:  4-H Center - 8020 Greenmead Drive, College Park, MD

Cost:  $350 for Prince George's County residents

          $450 for non-county residents

Interested - Please contact:  Esther Mitchell or fill out the attached application below and mail to: University of Maryland Extension, Master Gardener Program, 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton, MD  20748 or 301-868-8781 for more information.

If you're interested in learning more about the Maryland Master Gardener program check out their web site: Maryland Master Gardeners 

If you are a resident of Prince George's County and you need assistance in identifying a plant problem or insect problem in your yard or home, you can contact the University of Maryland Extension (Clinton Office) Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm.  Our phone number is 301-868-8781. 

The office is located at 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton, MD 20735.   

University of Maryland Extension also has one of the best places to get information on gardening chores for your yard is the University of Home and Garden Information Center.

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