University of Maryland Extension


Master Gardener Basic Training Course

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to Tuesday, May. 23, 2017 - 8:30pm
UME - Garrett County Office Meeting Room
Are you interested in serving your community and learning more about home gardening? A Master Gardener is someone who is eager to learn and ready to better the community through volunteering. The Master Gardener program began in 1978 as a way of extending horticulture and pest management services...

CANCELLED - Master Gardener Basic Training Course

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 - 5:00pm
University of MD Extension Garrett County
Master Gardener Basic Training Course ( click here ) 13 Sessions - August 16 through November 15, 2016 Tuesday evenings 5:00pm to 8:00pm Cost $110.00 University of MD Extension - Garrett Office, Mt Lake Park MD Those with MD Teaching Certificate can receive 3 CPD credits for completing the course...

Want to Become A Master Gardener?

Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Garrett County Extension Office Meeting Room
University of Maryland Extension in Garrett County announces Master Gardener Basic Training consisting of 13 classes at the Garrett County Office located in Mt. Lake Park, MD. The course will begin September 3, 2015 and will be every Thursday afternoon (1-4 pm) through November 19th. After...

Bay Wise Conservation Landscaping

Thursday, Apr. 23, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Belmont Carriage House Conference Room
Learn how to be 'Bay Wise' and help stop the pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, the Patapsco River and the closest stream near your home. Learn how some simple changes to your property can make all the difference in helping to save the bay! To register, go to

Starting Your Own Seedlings at Home

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Garrett College Northern Outreach Center
Tips & Tricks for starting your own seedings. Do you have a passion for home gardening and home horticulture? Ever wanted to know more about the science behind gardening? If so, consider taking some gardening courses! Garrett College in Cooperation with the University of Maryland Extension...

Horticulture Field Day

Saturday, Sep. 13, 2014 (All day)
WMD 4H Education Center
Please join us for a day of learning at the UME Horticulture Field Day 2014. Call the University of Maryland Extension Office in Garrett County at 301-334-6960 or email to register or if you have questions No prior training is required and classes will count toward Master Gardener...


Deutzia gracilis An absolutely carefree shrub, deutzia delights with graceful sprays of delicate white flowers in midspring. At the highly-sought-after height of 2-4 feet, deutzia quickly grows to a broad flowing mound that reaches down to the ground and won’t need mulching. Its slender leaves...

Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia humifusa Want a smile on a winter day? Tired of watering? Have a baking hot spot in the yard? Try a winter-hardy prickly pear cactus. The smooth pads of these native cacti have the typical cactus spines as well as glochids, tiny barbed hairs with a deceptively downy appearance. Practical,...

Featured Plants - Clematis ‘Jackmanii’

Clematis x Jackmanii Varieties of clematis come and go, but Jackmanii is a timeless beauty found in gardens since 1862. The lush, velvety deep purple flowers fill the vine from June through August. Jackmanii (pronounced Jack-man-e-i) is a vigorous vine with few pest or disease problems and can...


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