Maryland Master Gardener Handbook

The Maryland Master Gardener Handbook is $69.00 (includes tax, shipping and handling) and will be shipped to your address in around 14 business days.  For any questions please email statemg@umd.edu or call 410-531-5557. Please note that we cannot deliver to a P.O. Box or outside of the contiguous United States. 

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Features of The Maryland Master Gardener Handbook

  • 28 chapters, 671 pages including over 400 color photos

  • Stated learning objectives for each chapter

  • 5 chapters on the basics: ecology, botany, soils, entomology, plant diseases

  • 8 chapters on plant groups: turfgrass, herbaceous plants, woody plants, vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits, herbs, and houseplants

  • 15 chapters on other important topics (e.g. composting, landscape design, aquatic gardening, wetlands, wildlife, weeds, invasive species, alternatives to turf, landscape design, water quality and conservation)

  • A 114 page Integrated Pest Management (IPM) section that includes diagnosic keys for all major plant groups and special keys for cultural and environmental problems and structural and nuisance pests.

  • Extensive glossary, index, and resource appendix 

  • Durable spiral binding and laminated covers

  • A Bay-Wise approach to gardening that will help you improve your soil, nurture your plants, and manage most pests without pesticides