Lancaster County 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.

Lancaster County Master Gardener News

Raised Bed Idea Garden, photo courtesy of Carolyn Fetrow, Lancaster County Master Gardener
Summer Garden Experience, Features Idea Gardens
June 19, 2017
Summer Garden Experience at Southeast Area Regional and Extension Center on July 22, 2017 will include a close look at Lancaster County Master Gardeners' five Idea Gardens.
How to Become a Master Gardener in Lancaster County
September 26, 2016
Master Gardeners attend extensive training classes, then apply their knowledge by volunteering.
Warren Wolf accepts award for Lancaster County Master Gardeners
300 Pollinator Friendly Gardens
January 21, 2014
Lancaster County now leads the state in the number of certified pollinator friendly gardens.

Gardening News

Photo by Pamela T.  Hubbard
Creating a Cutting Garden
June 13, 2017
Fresh flowers on my dining table, kitchen counter, and desk brighten my home and make me smile. Bringing profuse bouquets into the house, however, means a limited show in the garden. You can solve this problem by creating a flower garden specifically for cutting. I will explain how to construct and care for a cutting garden using flowers most suitable for the Pennsylvania.
Heat Proofing Your Vegetable Garden
June 12, 2017
The dog days of summer can be tough on your vegetables. Even heat-loving plants like tomatoes and peppers might need a little extra care during a heat wave. Here is how you can to protect your garden – and harvest during a heat wave.
Lady's Mantle, Photo by Pamela T. Hubbard
The Highs and Lows of Gardening: Vines and Groundcovers
May 16, 2017
Plant gorgeous vines and beautiful groundcovers to solve some common problems in your garden.
 Bleeding heart by Liz West / Muffet, License 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
An Old Fashioned Favorite: Bleeding Heart
May 15, 2017
Plants often spark memories for me. Bleeding heart has a special place in my garden and my heart.
Heirloom Tomatoes
May 15, 2017
Heirloom tomatoes come in almost every color of the rainbow, with subtle variations in color, texture, size, shape and flavors. Each variety of heirloom tomato carries with it a story, one of history and folklore.

Regional Events

Summer Garden Experience
When: July 22, 2017
Where: Manheim, PA
Evenings in the Garden
When: August 1, 2017
Where: Leesport, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Berks County
When: August 15, 2017
Where: Leesport, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Chester County
When: August 16, 2017
Where: West Chester, PA
Evenings in the Garden
When: September 5, 2017
Where: Leesport, PA