Lawn & Garden

Rutgers Master Gardener Program

Rutgers Master Gardener Program. Rutgers Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist deliver horticulture programs and information to the general public in New Jersey. Anyone with an interest in gardening and a commitment to volunteer service can become a Rutgers Master Gardener. No previous education or training in horticulture is required.

What Do Rutgers Master Gardeners Do?

Volunteers learn about horticulture, assist with answering questions from the public through the Rutgers Master Gardener Helpline, and work within their communities to educate the public on horticultural and natural resource issues through teaching events and horticultural demonstration sites.

Photo: Rutgers Master GArdeners of Gloucester County Nursery Tour. Where Do Rutgers Master Gardeners Work?

Volunteers work throughout Gloucester County on various horticultural activities. (See below.)

Upon completion of their training, Rutgers Master Gardeners are asked to volunteer 60 hours within one year of completing their training and 35 hours annually to remain as an active Rutgers Master Gardener.

Demonstration Projects

Educational Outreach


Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County