The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.

The local Master Gardener Volunteer program in Wayne County is handled by Secrest Arboretum.  If you would like help identifying plants and receive answers for your horticulture questions and issues, Master Gardeners will be available to help you online via Zoom:

WEDNESDAYS from 10AM – 11AM  beginning on April 29, 2020 at In-person help is not available at this time.

Master Gardeners are also available to answer your questions by email at

In-person help sessions are not available at this time.


The master gardener program is based at the Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster.  (GPS is accurate).

Or Call: 330-263-3888 or email: 

More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at