Become a Master Gardener

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener?

            Come Grow With Us!

Master Gardeners are dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers who answer gardening questions and offer horticultural advice to the public.

Take a few minutes to watch this video about being a member of Master Gardeners of Ontario.

The Master Gardener program started in Washington in 1972.  By 1991, Master Gardeners was operating in 45 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. There are currently over 30 Master Gardener groups in Ontario!

Halton Region Master Gardeners are a group of enthusiastic gardeners living in the Ancaster, Burlington, Dundas, Milton, Hamilton and Oakville area.  We have diverse horticultural backgrounds and love to share our passion for gardening!

Halton Master Gardeners touring the newly renovated Rose Garden at the RBG

Master Gardeners are expected to provide current and up-to-date advice and information to the gardening public. In order to achieve this, Halton Region Master Gardeners engage in continuing education activities through:

Linda, Roseanne & Claudette - 11 Jan 14
Attending a Technical Update
  • Guest or member speakers who present topics of interest to the group at our monthly meetings
  • Our monthly newsletter Cross Pollination
  • One-day Technical Updates organized by local Master Gardener groups
  • Hands on gardening workshops

Master Gardeners are expected to contribute 30 hours of service a year. Twenty of these hours should be direct contact with the public giving gardening advice, answering questions, writing articles or giving talks. Ten hours are administrative activities such as attending meetings and preparing for lectures or garden clinics.

Halton Region Master Gardeners meet evenings, at the Royal Botanical Gardens, the first Wednesday of the month from February to June, and from September to December.

Halton Region Master Gardeners volunteer at:

Organizing workshops for gardeners
  • Local garden tours & Home Shows
  • Royal Botanical Gardens events
  • Local Farmers’ Markets
  • Canada Blooms
  • CBC Radio Online Chats

Please join us at one of our meetings and meet our friendly and knowledgeable members!

To learn more, please download our Frequently Asked Questions in .pdf format:

Frequently Asked Questions about Master Gardeners

Still have questions?  Please complete the form below: