Welcome and thank you for visiting! 

A new Rutgers Master Gardeners of Union County website is coming in February 2022! In the meantime, you’ll find our most essential information below.

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?

Virtual classes will begin in mid-January 2022 with outdoor classes in the spring.

Please note that you will be asked to create a username and password to complete the application.


Existing Members login here.

About us 

Rutgers Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who assist the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) Cooperative Extension in its mission to deliver horticulture programs and information to the general public. Master Gardeners provide a variety of educational and community services such as a demonstration garden, garden helpline and growing fresh produce for local food pantries – we’ve proudly been serving the communities of Union County, NJ for over thirty years.

Rutgers NJSAES Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law.

Contact Us

For questions or other inquiries about the Rutgers Master Gardeners program, please send an email to:
• County Extension Agent, Madeline Flahive at mflahive@ucnj.org
• Office Manager, Tamisha Hopkins thopkins@ucnj.org