Thank you for your interest in the Toronto Master Gardeners. We are volunteers whose mandate is to share current, science-based horticultural information with the gardening public: in person, in print, via media, and online.

Before becoming a certified Toronto Master Gardener, a successful candidate participates in the 2–3-year prerequisite Master Gardener-in-Training (MGiT) program that includes an educational requirements and volunteer experience. During this internship, the MGiT’s are mentored by an experienced Toronto Master Gardener and supported by the Recruitment and Training Team. Recruitment numbers each year depend on our capacity.

The Toronto Master Gardeners endeavour to ensure that each new trainee is successfully integrated into the organization and provided with meaningful experiences. To that end, our next intake for the 2023 MGiT cohort will begin in August 2022.

On or before August 15, 2022 the process and requirements for applications to the Toronto Master Gardener-in-Training program will be posted here so please check back for more information.

Thank you.


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.

Not in Toronto? Don’t despair. You can find your local MG groups, including Mississauga, Etobicoke, Lake Simcoe South and 34 others, at www.mgoi.ca