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 2019Attention: Harford County High School Seniors
    • Congratulations Katy! We hope our gift sows many positive seeds in our world! Katy is the Edgewood High School student who is our 2019 Master Gardener scholarship recipient. She is a well-rounded teen who has been in the Edgewood magnet school, International Baccalaureate program. Edgewood’s magnet school education encourages youth to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Katy is thankful for her educators at Edgewood where they helped center her focus on environmental science. She hopes to combine her artistic, love of photography with science. Blending the two, she sees possibilities of a career creating educational science films. 
    • The Master Gardeners of Harford County, part of the University of Maryland Extension, is offering the Andrea Case Memorial Scholarship.  This is a $1,000.00, one time award from the Harford County Master Gardeners 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.
    • Qualifications and application follow.  The completed application must be postmarked by April 25, 2019. The winning student will be notified by May 15, 2019. Thank you for your interest and good luck in your future endeavors.
    • Letter to Guidance Counselor
    • Form for Seniors
  • 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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