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Rutgers Master Gardener Program

The 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. If you are interested in becoming a Rutgers Master Gardener call 732-505-4563 for details or click on the application below to apply to our program:

Or click on one of the ON-LINE application links below:

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.

Master Gardener Calendar

2020 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.

Master Gardener Calendar

(The Rutgers Master Gardener Plant Sale is cancelled for 2020). 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. For more information about the plant sale and other Rutgers Master Gardener events please visit:

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: