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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 Free Lawn or Garden Help?

Trained Rutgers Master Gardeners are here to help you virtually with your lawn and garden questions. Please see the information below and don't forget to use our guidelines before submitting your question to get the most accurate response:

We are able to offer support in a variety of areas including: plant identification, insect identification, home landscaping and gardening, and weed identification. For soil testing or plant diagnostic services, please check the current operating status of the Rutgers Soil Testing and Plant Diagnostic Laboratories.

We also offer assistance in other areas as well, just send us an email 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. The Master Gardener class for 2021-2022 is currently full. Please contact Roslyn Dvorin (rdvorin@co.somerset.nj.us) if you would like your name to be put on the waitlist for the class of 2022-2023. Please include your full name, email, and phone number. 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