UConn Offers Master Gardener Program at the Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

Dedicated students received their UCONN Extension Master Gardener certification from this competitive and reputable program.

the UConn Extension Master Gardeners bring environmental education and joy of horticulture into classrooms, homes and communities.

The 2017 UConn Extension Master Gardener students received their UConn Extension Master Gardener certification this past Sunday.

The program was broad-based, intensive, and consisted of 16 class sessions (online course work and classwork each week) The Master Gardener program included over 100 hours of training and 60 hours of volunteer service.

The Bartlett-hosted Master Gardeners program continues to rank #1 in Connecticut.

Master Gardener volunteer hours and graduates a cohort of qualified Master Gardeners yearly. Upon graduation, Master Gardeners continue to maintain the Bartlett’s grounds as well as provide outstanding community education and outreach.

Master Gardeners also serve in the UConn Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic at The Bartlett, answering questions posed by the public regarding plant identification, horticultural best practices and diagnosis of disease or pest problems.

Master Gardeners lead members of the community through guided tours at the Arboretum, covering topics like perennial garden design as well as herb and vegetable gardening.

Interested in turning over a new leaf in the New Year, you may want to consider becoming a certified Master Gardener 2018. Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and helping others? If so, now is the time to apply to become a UConn Extension Master Gardener.

Applications are now available for the 2018 Master Gardener Program through UConn Extension and the deadline is November 3rd.

Master Gardener interns receive horticultural training from UConn, and then share knowledge with the public through community volunteering and educational outreach efforts. Enrollment in the UConn Extension Master Gardener program is limited and competitive. For more information or an application, call UConn Extension at 860-570-9023 or visit the UConn Extension Master Gardener website at: www.mastergardener.uconn.edu.

The mission of the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens is to provide a sanctuary to explore, enjoy, and learn about the habitats of the natural world.
• Preserving a 93-acre sanctuary of southwest New England natural ecosystems for generations to explore and enjoy
• Providing comprehensive environmental, horticulture and plant science educational programs for children and adults
• Providing opportunities for recreation, enjoyment and exploration of the natural world for all ages
• Maintaining a diverse collection of trees, gardens and plants that celebrate biodiversity and reflect the ecology and character of our region
• Promoting conservation and principles of sustainable landscape management