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.  


Mark your calendars for the 2023 Plant sale

The sale features Master Gardener grown tomatoes, eggplant and herb plants as well as a curated selection of perennials, shrubs and woodies. Local honey, honey products and related gift items will also be available with our member beekeeper on hand. This year the sale will also feature a curated selection of roses, chosen by the organization’s Brookdale Park Rose Garden project.

Plant Sale Dates & Times

The Plant Sale will be on Friday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday May 6th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Avenue in Upper Montclair. The following Saturday, May 13th, the sale will be at the Essex County Environmental Center’s Garibaldi Hall, 621A Eagle Rock Avenue in Roseland from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Please Consider Donating to The Master Gardeners of Essex County:

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New York Botanical Gardens Spring Gardening Chores:
Refer to the tabs -March, April, May – at the top of the page for suggested tasks in the garden by month.