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 in person:

WEDNESDAYS from 10am – 1PM in the Secrest Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster.  (GPS is accurate).

Or Call: 330-263-3761 or email: 

Samples and plants may be dropped off at this location at other times during the week, and a Master Gardener will respond to you on Wednesdays.

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