Become a Master Gardener

Helping Others Learn to Grow

The Master Gardener Program is a cooperative effort between community volunteers and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension staff to provide unbiased horticultural information to the residents of Barnstable County. Working with Master Gardener volunteers, Extension can expand its ability to provide quality information to the residents of Barnstable County through an array of horticultural programs.

Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have previous gardening experience. They come from all walks of life and are willing to learn about horticulture and share that research-based information with others!

Click here to view the Master Gardener Brochure.

Master Gardener Program Overview (pdf)

Application for the 2024 Class (deadline October 1, 2023)

Candidates for the program will be chosen through an interview process from the pool of applicants. Once selected the candidates will participate in a training program that will prepare them in becoming Master Gardeners. Upon graduating from the program the candidates will then be required to give back to the program in volunteer hours (largely spent on the plant clinic and hotline).

Master Gardener Programs Include:

  • Plant Clinic & Hotline
  • Backyard Horticulture
  • Children’s Gardens
  • School Gardens
  • Continuing Ed Conferences
  • Demonstration Garden
  • Pollinator Pathway
  • Master Gardener Scholarship
  • Annual Plant Sale
  • Soil Test Clinics
  • Speakers Bureau

Native Plant Sale

This year marks the sixth annual native plant sale operated by Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. The plant sale is typically offered in the spring. However, this year the native plant sale will occur in the fall. Keep an eye out for the complete brochure which will be available in early June. Notice of the sale will go out via email as well.

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