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 DECEMBER:  The hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is finally upon us! December is off to a seasonally cool start and with the continued storms, there is little worry about newly installed plants needing water. This is the time of year to properly prepare the garden for winter as autumn bids farewell and the sub-freezing temperatures of winter are just around the corner. As time permits between the cooking and the shopping, continue your notes and ledgers. From the staff of Rutgers Gardens, Happy Holidays to all!