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 Gardeners 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 volunteers return 100 hours within 18 months of completing their training to become Certified Rutgers Master Gardeners. To remain active and certified within the program, volunteers return 25 hours annually while also attending 10 hours of continuing education. For more information on how to become a Rutgers Master Gardeners, view out information packet below.
- The Rutgers Master Gardener application has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.
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.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
310 Milltown Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Email: Marilyn Cubano Administrative Assistant