The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County is a group of volunteers who provide horticultural information and programs to the community.  Trained by faculty and staff of NJAES, Rutgers University, and by horticultural experts, the Master Gardeners are knowledgeable about a wide range of gardening subjects.  

4 H  Fall Harvest Showcase  and Salsa ContestWho can grow the tastiest tomato? Do you have a green thumb?  Or can you make a scrumptious cherry pie? 

Showcase your food and garden talents at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County Fall Harvest Showcase!Youth and Adults

Saturday, September 23th is our annual fall showcase with divisions including indoor gardening, outdoor gardening, and fruits and vegetables.  This event is in partnership with the Essex County Environmental Center’s annual Fall Family Festival!Project Dropoff is Friday, September 22Please visit the website for more info. Please share with youth and families that may be interested.                  

Have questions or issues with your plants? Reach out to the MGEC Helpline at 973-228-2210 or

Please Consider Donating to The Master Gardeners of Essex County:

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New York Botanical Gardens Summer Gardening Chores:
Refer to the tabs -JUNE, July, August – at the top of the page for suggested tasks in the garden by month.