Certified Gardeners Program

Gloucester County Certified Gardeners Program (webpage under construction please excuse our appearance)

 Program Coordinator: Mary Cummings 856-307-6456  mcummings@co.gloucester.nj.us

Certified Gardener Training Program

If you have an interest in gardening and volunteering this program is for you. Both beginning and experienced gardeners will gain valuable knowledge through this exciting program. The classes begin every January and are held on Wednesday mornings form 9:00am-12:00pm.
The volunteer activities vary from staffing displays at community days, assisting county residents with their gardening and insect problems, teaching gardening classes to youth and adults and assisting the county, municipalities and local organizations with community beautification projects. If you have an interest in . Download Application (PDF) 

Certified Gardeners Helpline

Residents may call or visit the Certified Gardeners for advice on all aspects of gardening and lawn care, including pest identification, plant disease diagnosis, gardening for pollinators and more. Free pH soil testing is available.  The Helpline can be reached by calling the Certified Gardener office at 856-307-6456, or the Helpline office at 856-307-6464.  The Helpline email address is gardener@co.gloucester.nj.us

Hints from the Gardeners Helpline

click here to get information on a variety of gardening topics, including tips and advice to keep your garden green.

Special Events

The Gloucester County Horticultural Symposium is held every year in April. This programs brings renowned speakers to the area to present on their area of expertise.Click Here For Brochure and schedule (PDF) 

Spring Garden Expo and Plant Sale is held annually on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. The day features seminars and demonstrations on gardening along with a plant sale. The plant sale features a large selection of unique heirloom vegetable varieties along with herbs, and annuals.

Ann Whitall Flower Show will is held annually in June. The day features a display of horticulture specimens and floral arrangements. Any Gloucester County resident may participate in the show at no charge. The show is open to the general public. For show entry information, contact the certified gardener office.
Gloucester County Home Garden School will be held from January - June for anyone who has a desire to learn more about the different aspects of gardening. You can take just one or two classes, or the entire series. 2020 Gardening School: Click Here for Brochure and Schedule (PDF) 

Gloucester County Pesticide Recertification Classes will be held Jan-June for anyone needing NJDEP Pesticide Recertification Credits. Download brochure for specific dates and creditsClick Here for Brochure and Schedule (PDF)

James & Ann Whitall House Heirloom Craft Classes held on Saturday mornings September - March  Please check back in August for Fall Schedule* 

Need a speaker for your group or club?

 We offer programs on a variety of topics to youth and adults.  Below is a partial list of programs you can schedule for your group.  We also offer Make and Take programs for a nominal fee that covers materials.

Container Gardening with Herbs  

Container Gardening with Vegetables  

Container Gardening with Flowers  

Gardening for Birds and Butterflies 

All about Bees
Heirloom Tomatoes 

Gardening 101 

Vegetable Gardening


Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels 

Dividing Perennials

Gardening Q&A


Go Native-Using Native Pants in the Landscape

Make and Take programs

Container Gardening

Herbal Sachets

Candle Dipping

Tin Punch

Locker Hooking

Dish Gardens

Herbal Teas

Basic Floral Design

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