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.  


Applications are no longer being accepted for the January 2023 Essex County Master Gardener class because the class is at maximum enrollment.  You may complete and return an application if you wish to be wait-listed.  You will find the application in the “About Us” section. Click on the “Become a Master Gardener” drop-down to access the application form.  

Please Consider Donating to The Master Gardeners of Essex County:

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New York Botanical Gardens Winter Gardening Chores:
Refer to the tabs – December, January, FEBRUARY – at the top of the page for suggested tasks in the garden by month.