home & garden information center


The Home and Garden Information Center (HGIC) is a state-wide program that provides outreach education to Maryland residents and beyond.

Our mission is to develop and deliver science-based, sustainable gardening, and integrated pest management education for better human and environmental health. We are committed to educating the public on sustainable gardening practices.

The Home and Garden Information Center, with University of Maryland Extension faculty, staff, and Master Gardener Volunteers, answers over 6,000 gardening questions annually through or signature Ask Extension service online. Additional results of our program are presented in our 2022 Annual Report.

Many people have asked how they can show their appreciation for the outreach education that we provide. Throughout the year, tax-deductible donations can be made through the University of Maryland College Park Foundation to support the Home and Garden Information Center. Use this link to donate. https://go.umd.edu/GivingHGIC 

Your generosity and support of our program make a difference! Thank you! Go Terps!