Our Master Gardener Courses are Online, Independent Study Courses. Students work at their own pace and have 6 months to complete all course assignments and quizzes.
What You Will Learn
This class will give you a comprehensive understanding of a plant's basic functions, its interaction with its surroundings and its responses to changes in its environment. It will lead to an understanding of the scientific basis for many of the principles and practices of gardening.
- Soil systems
- Plant physiology
- Plant nutrition
- Plant propagation
Required Text: Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon. There are numerous editions in print, but all will serve our purposes. You may borrow the book from your local library or buy it locally or on-line.
Technical Requirements: Internet (High Speed preferred)
Course Dates: Courses start three times a year, October 1, November 15, and February 1st. The registration deadline is one week prior to the start of each course date. Students who register for their courses on October 1st and November 15th are be eligible for a course extension. Students who begin courses on February 1st are not eligible for course extensions.
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.
PrerequisitesIt is recommended that the Master Gardener Program Courses be taken in the following order:
- The Science of Gardening
- Maintaining the Garden
- Plant ID and Use
- The Art of Gardening
Master Gardener Summer School is offered for the first full week in July. This year it is July 6-10, 2020! The Summer School is a requirement to become an Atlantic Master Gardener and can be taken at any point throughout the certificate.
"This was great. I could work at my own pace and felt I had support when I needed it."
"Really enjoyed the course and find the on-line access excellent. Looking forward to the next course"
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Master Gardener Training Program - Atlantic : Required