Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants volunteer to teaching horticultural information to the public based on university research and recommendations.


New Master Gardener Manual now available!
Penn State Extension has published the newly updated Master Gardener Manual, an expansive guide containing a comprehensive inventory of gardening and landscape-management topics for home gardeners, students and professionals.
Poison Prevention Program Reaches 12,000 Students
Last year the Pesticide Education Program and county Master Gardener programs partnered to share a valuable lesson of poison prevention with 13,000 1st grade students across the state.

Master Gardener Program News

Made for the Shade with George Weigel
June 22, 2017
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County as they welcome George Weigel for a free presentation about gardening “Made for the Shade” on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Pollinator-Friendly Gardening with Penn State Master Gardeners
June 21, 2017
Penn State Master Gardeners in Cumberland County are hosting a free presentation about creating and certifying your “Pollinator-Friendly Garden” on Monday evening, July 10, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at their Trial and Idea Garden, located at the corner of Claremont Road and Army Heritage Drive, on the grounds of Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center near Carlisle. The address is 1000 Claremont Road, Carlisle, PA, 17013.
Photo taken by Laura Hlusko, Mercer County Master Gardener
Clintonia Umbellulata: The Orchid That Wasn't
June 20, 2017
Do you have a gardening or plant wish list? You know all those plants you want to cultivate, meet and become incredibly knowledgeable about?

Upcoming Events

Monarch Mania Class
When: June 28, 2017
Where: Chambersburg, PA
Deciduous Tree Identification for Home Gardeners
When: June 29, 2017
Where: Media, PA
Williamsport First Friday
When: July 7, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA
Penn State Master Gardener Demo Garden Open House
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Greensburg, PA
What’s ‘Growing’ on in the Garden? Monthly Walk and Talk
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Christmas in July – Using Garden Bounty for Christmas Gifts!
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Cacti and Succulents
When: July 8, 2017
Where: Springfield, PA
Pollinator-Friendly Gardening with Penn State Master Gardeners
When: July 10, 2017
Where: Carlisle, PA