Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station | [Cooperative Extension of Ocean County]

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


What types of services do they provide? 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. Master Gardeners also are available to speak on horticultural topics to community groups and provide Community Outreach Programs.



Fall Garden Day - 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.


Calendar Pictures

2015 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 Master Gardeners:

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


The Master Gardeners can also be reached at:


*Master Gardeners Member Only -
December Newsletter*

November Newsletter*