University of Maryland Extension

Become a Master Gardener

What is a Master Gardener?
Master Gardeners are volunteer representatives of the University of Maryland who are trained to educate citizens about effective and sustainable horticultural practices. Master Gardeners offer landscaping problem-solving through demonstration projects, partnerships with other organizations, and public outreach activities.

Participants earn the title of Master Gardener by completing 40 hours of training by University of Maryland Extension professionals and 40 volunteer hours.

To apply for Master Gardener training, complete the Master Gardener Volunteer Application and mail it to the Anne Arundel County Extension office. For more information about the program or to request an application form, please phone the Anne Arundel County Extension office at 410-222-3906.

University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.

Master Gardener Volunteer Application

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