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Master Gardener Training

Master Gardener Summer School

Planters in Action

On the way to plant


Digging in the dirt

2014 Participants

Learn and share

Get together with other gardeners who share a passion for horticulture and are dedicated to learning and growing their knowledge to share with their community.  

The Master Gardener training program caters to participants who have a passion for gardening, wanting to expand their knowledge in the horticulture field, or wanting to become a Master Gardener!  

The training program consists of four independent-study classes available online and a one-week, on-site summer school.  Participants have the opportunity to take one course or all courses.  

** Please note:  Our next session is set for an February 1, 2016 start date with a registration deadline of January 15, 2016.**

A passion for gardening

Master Gardener organizations are a network of associations throughout North America who share a passion for gardening.

Volunteers dedicated to providing horticultural information to the public run these not-for-profit organizations.

  • Atlantic Master Gardener Association:  “Master Gardeners in Training must successfully complete an educational component in addition to meeting the required annual volunteer hours (25 a year) for two years and 8 hours of continuing education every 2 years before they can become certified as Master Gardeners.”
  • Master Gardeners of Ontario Inc.

Detailed Outline of Courses

Master Gardener Program Forms:

Registration Form for 2015/16 Courses - click here

2015/16 Registration Deadlines:  

  • October 1 intake - Deadline September 21
  • November 15 intake - Deadline November 2
  • February 1 intake - Deadline January 15

Cost per course is $360 including the Distance Education Fee.

All courses have a 6 month time frame for completion.

Refund Policy

Tuition cannot be refunded after the course materials have been sent to you or you have accessed the online course materials.  

Application for Master Gardener Certificate of Achievement [PDF]

Application for Bursary [PDF] Applications are now being accepted for 2015/2016.  The deadline to apply is October 15, 2015.

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for more information [PDF]