Rutgers Master Gardener Program

Rutgers Master Gardener ProgramThe Rutgers Master Gardeners are volunteers that are trained and certified through Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County. Certified Master Gardeners assist Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Ocean County personnel in providing horticulture information to the residents of Ocean County.

What do the Rutgers Master Gardeners do? These volunteers learn about horticulture, and provide community and university services.

What types of services do they provide? Rutgers Master Gardeners answer lawn and garden questions through our Helpline (732-349-1245). Identification of Ticks are also provided  Tick Alert Card along with Soil Testing. Rutgers Master Gardeners also are available to speak on horticultural topics to community groups and provide Community Outreach Programs.

Fall Garden Day - Rutgers Master Gardener speakers give lectures and demonstrations to help the Ocean County residents with winter preparation of their garden. General gardening questions are also answered.


2019 Master Gardener Calendar is now available, stop by our office or County Connection located in the Ocean County Mall. Below is a link to the Master Gardener calendar survey.

The Plant Sale is held the first Saturday in May, rain or shine, at the Agriculture Center in Toms River. Plants grown in the Master Gardener greenhouses and plants suitable for Ocean County conditions are available for purchase.

To contact the Ocean County Rutgers Master Gardeners:

Call Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon - 732-349-1245.

The Rutgers Master Gardeners can also be reached at:

Cooperative Extension of Ocean County