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Rutgers Master Gardeners of Somerset County

Master Gardeners display of blooming flowers.

A program area of the Agriculture & Natural Resources department, Lawn & Garden focuses on providing one-on-one information for homeowner lawn, garden, and landscaping challenges, including community outreach through the trained volunteers of Rutgers Master Gardeners.

Need Lawn or Garden Help?

Trained Rutgers Master Gardeners are here to help you with your lawn and garden questions. We are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 12pm between the dates of March 1st and October 31st. Feel free to call, email, or visit at the information below:

We are able to offer support in a variety of areas including: plant identification, insect identification, home landscaping and gardening, and weed identification. We also offer assistance in other areas as well, just give us a call to see how we can help!

Interested in Becoming a Somerset County Rutgers Master Gardener?

Becoming a Rutgers Master Gardener is an incredible opportunity to volunteer your time and learn about horticulture, provide community and university services and enjoy the company of other like-minded volunteers. Through opportunities within Somerset County, newly trained students are required to complete 60 intern hours within 18 months of finishing the educational component to become Certified Rutgers Master Gardeners (MGs). To remain certified, MGs are required annually to volunteer 25 hours of service and to attend 10 hours of continuing education and/or MG general meetings.

  • Thank you for your interest in the Rutgers Master Gardener Program of Somerset County. Due to the ongoing uncertanties presented by COVID-19, all Rutgers Master Gardeners classes and applications have been postponed until further notice. Please contact Roslyn Dvorin (rdvorin@co.somerset.nj.us) if you would like your name to be put on the waitlist for when we do start taking applications again. Thank you, we look forward to working with you in the future.

Some of our community service includes manning the Rutgers Master Gardeners helpline, children’s programs, speaker’s bureau, horticulture therapy, public outreach events, and many others. Our university services include volunteering in agriculture and horticulture research at various university-held properties.

Contact Information

Rutgers Cooperative Extension
310 Milltown Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: 908-526-6293
Email: Roslyn Dvorin Environmental Coordinator