Course Description

Our Master Gardener courses are online, independent study courses. Students work at their our pace and have six months, per course, to complete all assignments and quizzes. Students who are most successful with this approach to learning are those who are self-directed and self-disciplined.


The Art of Gardening is intended to merge your gardening experience with the knowledge you have acquired throughout this program.

Course Outline

In this course, you will merge your gardening experience with the knowledge you have acquired throughout the program. You will begin your journey into areas of specialist expertise and explore the most classic of garden compositions - container plantings. We will then learn about that green backdrop to garden art, the lawn and examine the cultivation of 'food from the heart' - fruits and vegetables. The course will teach you how to successfully implement these options to create the specialized landscape that reflects your interests.

Topics include:

  • Container Gardening
  • Lawn Care
  • Fruit Gardens
  • Vegetable Gardens

Marking Scheme

Assignment 1- Designing a Patio Planter   10
Quiz 1 15
Assignment 2- Lawn Care 10
Quiz 2 15
Assignment 3- Fruit Gardens 10
Quiz 3 15
Assignment 4- Vegetable Gardens 10
Quiz 4 15
Total 100


Successful completion of the course requires a passing grade of 60% in each of the four sections. This is a combination of your grades from your tests and assignments. Students are required to complete all tests and assignments within the course.


Technical Requirements: Internet (High Speed preferred).  Reliable computer/laptop device. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word for submitting assignments. 

Course Dates: Courses start three times a year, October 1st, November 15th, and February 1st. The registration deadline is one week prior to the start date of each course.

Number of Courses: Students are to take ONE course at a time per intake, unless otherwise approved by Extended Learning.

Refunds: Course refunds are eligible up until the registration deadline. After the registration deadline, there are no course refunds.


It is recommended that the Master Gardener Program Courses be taken in the following order:

  1. The Science of Gardening
  2. Maintaining the Garden
  3. Plant ID and Use
  4. The Art of Gardening

Recommended For

Anyone who has a passion or interest in gardening in your backyard or community.

Anyone interested in working towards becoming a Master Gardener within the Atlantic Master Gardener Association.

Anyone looking to expand on their gardening knowledge.


"Yes, and I have told several people about this course, highly recommend it"

"Yes I would recommend it highly. Gardening is very popular right now and the internet abounds with a great deal of gardening information - much of it based on myths, hearsay and misinformation. Taking the MG courses gave me science-based, accurate information which is extremely important to me"

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