University of Maryland Extension

Master Gardener

Welcome to the Dorchester County Master Gardener Program


Dorchester Master Gardeners are volunteers, trained by the University of Maryland, who provide horticultural education services to individuals, groups, and communities including government agencies, neighborhood associations, non-profit organizations, historic sites, schools and youth groups, senior citizens and garden clubs.  Master Gardener programs and services are available to all Dorchester County residents and community groups.                                                              

For more information on becoming a Master Gardener or Master Gardener programs in Dorchester County, please contact 410-228-8800.

Community Programs

We welcome your involvement in our programs - contact us to learn more about and how to participate.

Dorchester County Master Gardeners are excited for the start of 3rd year of the Waugh Chapel Community Garden.  The community garden has 50 raised beds that can be rented for the growing season for $5 each.  For more information on the garden or to rent a bed please email



Serenity Garden & Labyrinth

The Eastern Shore Hospital Center in Cambridge celebrated their 100th anniversary June 10, 2015. The ceremony included the dedication of a Patient Serenity Garden & Labyrinth. The Dorchester County Master Gardeners played a big role in getting this project off the ground. The garden was designed by Master Gardener Diane Miller.

Gardening Topics

Master Gardeners educate residents to create healthier gardens, landscapes and communities - here are a few topics you may find of interest.

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