Toronto Master Gardeners are volunteers whose mandate is to share current, science-based horticultural information with the gardening public: in person, in print, via media, and online. Prior to becoming a Toronto Master Gardener, the successful recruit participates in the 2–3-year prerequisite Toronto Master Gardener-in-Training program. During this internship, the Toronto Master Gardeners-in-Training (MGiT) are mentored by an experienced Toronto Master Gardener and supported by the Recruitment and Training Team.

Thank you to all those that expressed an interest in the program and submitted an application to become a Toronto Master Gardener-in-training for 2024. The application and intake process is now closed.

Our next application and intake process for the Toronto Master Gardener-in-trainees will begin in August 2024.

If you would like more information about the Master Gardener program and to understand if becoming a Master Gardener is right for you, please send a message to and we will get back to you. Thank you.

NEW for 2024! Master Gardener-in-Training Bursary

The Toronto Master Gardeners will institute a bursary starting in 2024, to pay for the educational requirements for one (1) Master Gardener-in-Training. The application for the bursary is applied for and approved separately from the Master Gardener-in-Training application process. For full details, please review the information below:

The Toronto Master Gardeners is an organization committed to fostering an environment in which everyone we engage with, including fellow members and the general public is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, national and ethnic origin, colour, age, gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation or abilities.

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