Massachusetts Master Gardeners are experienced and trained volunteers who provide horticultural information and education resources to the gardening public, offer technical support for horticulture projects and contribute outreach programs for community events.

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Garden Resources

garden-resource-image-fpoCheck out our brief guides to a variety of topics from Backyard Berries to Winter Moths. Created by MMGA members, they provide reliable answers to some of your most frequently asked horticultural questions.

  • What’s Blooming?
  • Soil Testing: Soil is the single-most important element necessary for a successful garden.
  • Insect Identification: Do you know the good bugs from the bad ones?
  • Plant Identification: These sites provide some tips on how to figure out what’s what and how to describe the plant to get a more accurate search.
  • Garden Library: For a collection of articles written and published by our MMGA members, check out our Garden Library.
  • Fact Sheets: Find the answers to your most urgent gardening questions in our MMGA Fact Sheets.

Outreach and Volunteering

Part of the mission of the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association is to provide community outreach programs.

Master Gardeners help maintain gardens which serve the public good. These may include gardens at historical estates, therapy gardens, botanical gardens, and arboretums. Learn about some of the programs our gardeners have been working on!

  • Acton Arboretum: MMGA volunteers plant, prune, fertilize and otherwise help to maintain this lovely arboretum in Acton, Massachusetts. The arboretum has many trails traversing 64 acres of woodland, marshland and meadows.
  • Tower Hill, Boylston: MMGA volunteers host a help line to help the public with their garden questions (see details here). MMGA volunteers also help to tend the gorgeous Tower Hill gardens.
  • Marlborough Food Pantry: MMGA volunteers raise lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh herbs for the pantry so that local residents in need can enjoy fresh, locally grown produce.

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