Become a Master Gardener

The 2015 Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training Program is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from Wednesday, September 2 through Monday, November 23. Most training will be held at your county Extension Office. Some training sessions will require travel to another location to learn with your fellow trainees from the other two counties. Carpooling is encouraged.

As a member of the 2015 Delaware Master Gardener training class, you are expected to complete the course of study, volunteer 40 hours, and gain an additional 5 hours of advanced training by November 1, 2016, to become a Master Gardener.

An application will not be accepted if it is postmarked after Saturday, May 30, 2015.  If you are accepted into the class you will be required to pay the training fee and complete a background check facilitated by the University.  Applicants will be notified by Monday, July 6, 2015 (by telephone, if possible) whether they will be seated for the class of 2015.

All applicants are encouraged to attend an evening open house event on Wednesday, June 3 in New Castle County, on June 8 in Kent County, and on June 11 in Sussex County. Details (room, time, etc.) will be provided two weeks prior to the event.

Please reference the MG Training Program Frequently Asked Questions document for additional information.

New Castle County Master Gardeners The application for this year’s Master Gardener Training Program is finally here!  Please review the following documents and direct any questions to:New Castle County Cooperative Extension  Carrie Murphy, Master Gardener Coordinator,, (302) 831-2506

Please Read- Intro to NCC MG Training

Application 2015 MG Training Program Application Interested in becoming a Master Gardener, but want to learn more?  Join us for one of the following information sessions in New Castle County (registration is not required):Monday, March 23, 6-7 pm, Hockessin Library

Wednesday, March 25, 7-8 pm, Appoquinimink Library

Monday, March 30, 7-8 pm, Brandywine Library


Kent and Sussex County Master Gardeners The application for this year’s Master Gardener Training Program is finally here!  Please review the following documents and directions any questions to:

Sussex County Cooperative Extension
Tracy Wootten, Master Gardener Coordinator,, Phone: (302) 856-2585

Please Read- Intro to Sussex MG Training Application

2015 MG Training Program Application


Kent County Cooperative Extension
Contact: Megan Pleasanton, Master Gardener Coordinator,, (302) 857-6438

Please Read- Intro to Kent MG Training Application

2015 MG Training Program Application