University of Maryland Extension

Become a Master Gardener

How to Become a Master Gardener 

Do you enjoy gardening and want to share your knowledge by educating & volunteering in the community? Take this course to become a Maryland Master Gardener in Charles County! The sessions are taught by University of Maryland Extension specialists, educators and other horticulture professionals.

Course participants must then complete 40 hours of volunteer service with the program to become Master Gardeners. The course covers a range of topics related to plants, gardening and the environment and is typically offered once per year. To get an idea of the topics covered in the course check out the most recent 2020 class schedule.

For additional information on becoming a Master Gardener volunteer or on the program overall, click here. If you have questions regarding the Master Gardener Program in Charles County, please contact the Extension office at 301-934-5404.

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