Grand Erie Master Gardeners (formerly Brantford Master Gardeners) are a group of experienced and passionate gardeners who volunteer to help educate the public about
a variety of horticultural issues. Our ongoing mandate is to provide horticultural advice to the general public through volunteering at garden tours and community events as
well as delivering talks and making information available on line on topics such as ‘Gardening for Nature’ with native plants and how to grow your own food.
If you share our interest to build your gardening skills, consider joining our Grand Erie Master Gardeners group. Our members begin as ‘Master Gardeners in Training’ where they have the opportunity to study horticulture through university level courses or through an approved self-study program. Upon completion of the training program and becoming a Master Gardener, members continue to upgrade their skills through regular technical training.
The Grand Erie Master Gardeners serve the region encompassed by Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties, including the communities of Brantford, St. George, Paris, Cambridge, Glen Morris, Waterford, Burford, Scotland, Port Dover, Simcoe, Port
Rowan, Delhi, Caledonia and Cayuga and the many other towns and villages in between.
We would love to have you join our group. For more information please contact Lynne Goulet-Smith (Coordinator) - email@example.com
The Master Gardener concept was originally created in Washington State (USA) in 1972. Ontario’s first pilot sites began in Brigden, Englehart and London with 39 participants. The next year, Brantford, Stratford, Ottawa, Windsor, Algoma West, Burlington and St. Catharines joined and brought with them another 154 new volunteers.
Every month we post a new article about a plant species native to Ontario which includes cultivation and gardening tips to enhance the beauty of your garden with our own regional native plants