Kankakee County Master Gardeners

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 Kankakee County County Master Gardeners are ready to help you with your home horticulture and gardening questions.  Master Gardeners will be in the office on Mondays from 10:00 - Noon from May through September. Master gardeners provide timely, research based answers to homeowner's questions.


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.

Policies and Forms

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