Master Gardener

Welcome to Charles County Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who are passionate about the environment and community engagement. Our mission is to support the University of Maryland Extension service by educating residents about safe, effective and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities. We use a variety of activities to provide horticulture information such as:

  • Plant clinics to diagnose disease and/or pest problems

  • Exhibits at local events

  • Youth programs

  • Maintaining demonstration gardens

Actions you can take to garden more sustainably include:

  • Composting

  • Growing more native plants

  • Implementing Bay-Wise landscaping practices  

  • Growing food organically

To see what we are currently working on, please visit our Resource Page to get The Compost, for the latest information on new and ongoing projects.

If you or your organization in Charles County would like assistance with planting techniques, or design, or would like to request a gardening presentation, please complete this form.

Contact the Master Gardener Coordinator

Kaitlyn Baligush
301-934-5403, Ext. 200

To learn about becoming a Master Gardener or about our programs, click on the side menu or on the images below.

  • Master Garden Yard Sign

    About the Program

  • Photo of the Master Gardener Plant Clinic tent and volunteers

    Ask A Master Gardener Plant Clinic

  • Bay-Wise Volunteers and Tent


  • Compost materials and leaves


  • Photo of eggplants, mixed vegetables

    Grow It Eat It

  • Fence painted with flowers

    Native Plants

  • Photo of a bee


  • Library books on gardening


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    Home and Garden Information Center

    Home and Garden Information Center
    Get science-based, sustainable gardening and integrated pest management education for better human and environmental health.

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    Have a Gardening Question

    Have a Gardening Question?
    Get answers from our team of Maryland Certified Professional Horticulturists, Extension Faculty, and Master Gardeners.