The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (MMGA) is comprised of amateur and professional horticulturists with a mission to promote horticultural knowledge to the public through volunteerism. MMGA Master Gardeners become trained and certified through an intensive training program. The Master Gardener Training course (MGT) consists of fourteen classroom and lab modules, including soil science, botany, entomology, plant pathology, pruning and propagation. Courses are conducted by both academic and industry professionals.

The 2018 Master Gardener Training Course will be offered at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Education Building, at Elm Bank, in Wellesley, MA and at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. Students can choose the location that better suits their needs when registering.

The 2018 MGT course will be begin in April 2018 and run through October 2018. Classroom training will be held in the Spring and Fall, while hands-on training will be required throughout the growing season (with the bulk of hands-on work to be completed during the summer). In Wellesley, Spring class sessions will be held over seven Thursdays, beginning April 6 through May 18, from 9am–3pm. The second session will be held over seven Thursdays, from 9am–3pm, beginning on September 14 through October 26. In Boylston the sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 9am–3pm starting April 10 through May 22 and in the Fall September 11 through October 23. Both Spring and Fall sessions are required for all students.

Please click here to view more information about the 2018 Master Gardener Training Course and to register.