University of Maryland Extension

Home Gardening


Welcome to the Harford County Master Gardeners web page!

All MG activities postponed. But you can watch short videos of Joyce Browning in her Garden of Weedin'

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 2021. The Master Gardeners of Harford County, part of the University of Maryland Extension, is offering its annual 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.Applications are available in the guidance office of all Harford County Public High Schools or may be obtained by contacting the Harford County Extension Office at 410-638-3255.  Information is also available on the University of Maryland Extension Harford County Website The completed application must be postmarked by May 7, 2021.  The winning student will be notified by June 4, 2021.  Additionally, applications will be accepted via fax or email.  Fax documents to Joyce Browning, Master Gardener Coordinator at 410-638-3053 or email to

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.

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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