University of Maryland Extension

Become an Extension Master Gardener


The Mission of the Univeristy of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Program is to educate Maryland residents about safe, effective, and sustainable horticultural practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes, and communities.


The Maryland Master Gardener Program is designed to train participants as volunteer horticultural educators to help Maryland residents.

Participants receive 50 hours of basic training from University faculty staff and Master Gardeners, and then must complete 40 hours of required volunteer service during the first year.

 2021 Fall Virtual Master Gardener Basic Training 

Dates:  To Be Determine

Time:  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Place:  AT Home by Zoom

Cost:  $250

Interested - Please contact:  Esther Mitchell or fill out the attached application below and mail with Check made payable to PGC EAC to: University of Maryland Extension, Master Gardener Program, 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton, MD   Class. For more information, contact or 301-868-8781.  Deadline for applications is August 20th.

If you're interested in learning more about the Maryland Master Gardener program check out the web site: Maryland Master Gardeners 

If you are a resident of Prince George's County and you need assistance in identifying a plant problem or insect problem in your yard or home, you can contact the University of Maryland Extension (Clinton Office) Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm.  Our phone number is 301-868-8781.  During COVID we are teleworking so please email your questions to

The University of Maryland Extention office in Prince George's County is located at: 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton, MD 20735.   

University of Maryland Extension  Home and Garden Information Center has one of the best places to get information on gardening chores for your yard.

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