Master Gardener Garden Advice Program

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Master Gardeners (MGs) offer garden advice at home to New Castle County homeowners from April through October. 


Since 2005, MGs have provided advice to more than 150 New Castle County homeowners to meet their landscape and garden challenges. This seasonal service is offered by experienced, trained MG volunteers who address homeowners’ questions and problems ranging from establishing a vegetable garden, renovating lawns, refurbishing and enhancing landscapes, and using sustainable horticulture practices to support pollinators and birds, minimize maintenance, and select appropriate plants . Clients learn how their gardening practices can connect their landscapes to the ecosystem in which they live.

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Some things that homeowners say about their visit:

“Time and care spent on reviewing each bed. Very precise, helpful suggestions on what to plant, what to delete.”

“Helped me understand what I had and develop a maintenance plan going forward.”

“All of my questions were answered and they were patient with my lack of knowledge. The time spent was also great!”

“Just having an expert really listen to me, offer suggestions and advise was so helpful, fun and educational.”

If you and your gardening and landscape challenges and plans could benefit from a coaching session at your home, request a visit by completing and submitting the Garden Advice Program Form by:

  • Email to Carrie Murphy,
  • Mail to UD Cooperative Extension, Home Horticulture Advice Program, 461 Wyoming Road, Room 131, Newark, DE 19716
  • Fax (302) 831-8934

and a MG will contact you in approximately 10 business days to schedule your site visit.  Please note there is a $100 fee for this service.