The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program relies on our Master Gardener Manual as a key component of training. 

The manual contains more than 700 pages of information and illustrations on all aspects of horticulture and gardening including plant propagation, pest management, disease diagnosis, fruits, vegetables, flowers, woody ornamentals, landscaping, grasses, houseplants, organic gardening and more. The manual is available in print or USB digital format. The digital version is fully searchable and contains the entire Master Gardener manual in PDF files.

The manual includes:

  • Learning objectives for each chapter
  • An extensive glossary and index
  • Twenty pages of insect and disease photos
  • Twenty-three chapters of research-based horticulture content

This is an invaluable gardening tool and a great addition to your working reference library. A great resource for the serious gardener!

The Illinois Master Gardener Manual is available for purchase online. You must create an account at checkout to finish your order.