Established by volunteers in 1984, the Master Gardener Association of Wayne County (MGAWC) is dedicated to:

  • Distributing current research-based gardening information
  • Increasing environmental awareness
  • Promoting gardening activities
  • Supporting volunteerism

in southeastern Michigan with affordable and accessible activities.

UM-D Visitor Parking Free after 7 p.m. on Thursdays

Effective September 1, UM-D will charge visitors $0.50/hour for parking until 7 p.m. Those who arrive early for networking and refreshments at 7 p.m. may have to pay $0.50. Parking after 7 p.m. is free. Details on the new parking policy are at

Outstanding Educational Opportunity -- Nine Presentations for $15

To take advantage of a year of networking with gardeners and nine educational programs, please consider joining MGAWC for $15 including quarterly newsletters and refreshments at meetings on the second Thursday evening, September-June, at the Environmental Interpretive Center at The University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. All interested gardeners, environmentalists or those supportive of MGAWC’s mission related to education, gardening and volunteerism are encouraged to join.

  • Click the gray button below to sign up on-line (or print a form to mail with a check).
  • Click the orange button further below to see what's already planned for 2016-2017.

Let's Support 2016 Let's Go Gardening Garden Centers

On Saturdays in May, MGAWC volunteers were at the point of sale to answer questions about gardening. Each year, the goal is to set gardeners up for success this season. Please let these garden centers know that MGAWC appreciates their support.

  • Barson’s Greenhouse, 6414 Merriman Road, between Ford & Warren, in Westland

  • English Gardens, 22650 Ford Road, at Outer Drive, in Dearborn Heights

  • Ray Hunter Florist & Garden, 16153 Eureka Road, between Allen & Dix Toledo, in Southgate

MGAWC membership meetings

Held on the second Thursday evening, September through June, 2016 membership meeting topics include garden tools, eight months of color in the garden, maple syrup, the annual spring opener with Dr. Dean Krauskopf, plantings to attract beneficial insects, and the ecological revival of the Detroit River.

Stewardship Saturdays

Volunteers are welcome to tend the UM-Dearborn Natural Areas on the third Saturday afternoon of each month.

What we're up to

Follow up info

Notes from Gail's outstanding January program on Tools,  Pam's wonderful February presentation on Eight Months of Color, and links from Dr. Dean Krauskopf's garden season opener are all in "Summaries & Follow-up Info from Meetings" under "Education" along the top.

The December potluck was a fun night of eating, socializing and enjoying music together. Everyone went home with at least one gift. Group photo above and a few more pictures under "Photos" along the top.

Info about the Calendar Garden, the pictures that were cycling during the December potluck, and a link to lots of pictures are in "Summaries & Follow-up Info."

Where and when we meet

MGAWC members at the International Master Gardener Conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

MGAWC members at the International Master Gardener Conference in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

We have a Facebook Page, come check it out!