The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Essex County are 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. 

Rutgers Gardens Gardening Notes For January:  January always begins with the festivities of the Holiday Season, but the reality of short and often cloudy days, cold temperatures and a sleeping garden soon return. This year is certainly no different, and the year has begun with bitterly cold temperatures! We now have the leisure of working in the Garden when the time or the weather suits our schedule, since it is a time when the garden stands still. Continue your journals while taking note of the temperatures, snowfall and rain amounts along with the sightings of visiting birds, all while enjoying your favorite winter beverage.