County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
January 27, 2020

Master Gardeners to present Home Garden Symposium
All day event on March 28 costs $10 to attend

FREEHOLD, NJ – The Monmouth County Master Gardeners will host the 5th Annual Home Garden Symposium on Saturday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monmouth County Agriculture Building, 4000 Kozloski Road.

“The Home Garden Symposium is an enjoyable, informative experience for gardeners,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to Rutgers Cooperative Extension. “The Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that help the home gardener to prepare an environmentally-responsible and flourishing garden.”

Master Gardeners will present workshops on numerous topics including soil health, tomatoes, pollinators and plants that deer do not like to eat. Participants will be able to view a live gardening demonstration or attend a Q&A panel discussion with horticulturalists.

A Rutgers Cooperative Extension Master Gardner Helpline table will be open at the symposium to answer gardening questions. The helpline is also available year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 732-303-7614.

“The Master Gardeners are available to help gardeners with horticultural matters, diagnosis and solve home gardening problems,” said Freeholder Burry. “The symposium offers a wealth of information for your gardening questions and problems that you may face in horticulture.”

In conjunction with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, the Monmouth County Master Gardener’s program seeks to educate everyone in horticultural topics, helps answer questions regarding gardening problems around the home, supports community gardens for towns and schools and provides a speaker’s bureau to bring Master Gardener led discussions to local gardening clubs and other interested community groups around the County.

For more information about or the Home Garden Symposium or the Monmouth County Master Gardeners Program, call 732-431-7260 or go to

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