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.  

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.