If you enjoy gardening and like to learn to share your gardening knowledge, the Master Gardener program may be for you. All you need is an interest in gardening, an open mind, and a willingness to share your knowledge with others. The task to the Master Gardeners is to share unbiased, reliable, research-based information with home landscapers and gardeners. Another important function is to encourage young people to enjoy the pleasures of flower and vegetable growing.

There are many places you can find information about gardening tips, trends, and techniques. These resources are a few topics of interest to our local gardeners.


Telephone Helpline

The University of Illinois Extension Boone County Master Gardeners are ready to help you with your home horticulture and gardening questions. Master Gardeners are available April through September: Monday through Friday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.  Master Gardeners provide timely, research based answers to homeowner's questions.  You can reach the Master Gardeners by phone at 815-544-3710, email at uiemg-boone@illinois.edu, or stop in to the Boone County Extension office at 205 Cadillac Court, Suite 3 in Belvidere. 

The only thing our Master Gardeners enjoy more than gardening is sharing their love of gardening with others! Come join us for an upcoming event.



These resources will help you learn more about the requirements of earning and maintaining your Master Gardener credential.

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