Simcoe County Master Gardeners

Site: Barrie

Record #: BAR0822
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 23 Aug 2023


Description (Service) Experienced gardeners are trained volunteers available to assist the general public with their gardening needs
  • Purpose is to teach people more about growing plants and to provide information and technical assistance in the areas of horticulture and gardening, activities include:
    • gardening advice by email or at clinics at shopping malls, garden centers, public gardens, libraries, fairs
    • educational sessions with guest speakers, workshops or demonstrations
    • guest speakers provided upon request - see website for topics
    • development of horticultural programs for retirement homes, schools, youth groups and other organizations
Master Gardeners are not "gardeners for hire"

Service Details

Public Comments To find the various specialties of Master Gardeners in the Barrie area, check the website
Hours Meetings: third Tue of specified months, (winter via Zoom), check website for dates/times
Dates:Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov
Areas Served Simcoe County
Boundaries Communities of Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Stayner and Creemore, Wasaga Beach, across to Elmvale, Midland, Washago, Orillia, Barrie, Innisfil, Alliston, Bradford and Tottenham, and all points in-between
  • Anyone interested may access the services provided by the Master Gardeners
  • for people interested in becoming a Master Gardener, educational courses are available
Application Via website: - "Contact"
Languages English
Fees Membership - $35 annually

Address and Location

Site Location Meetings held: SCDSB building, across from the Simcoe County Museum on Highway 26
Located In Community Springwater
Address & Map
Meeting Location - Simcoe County District School Board building
1170 ON 26, 2nd Flr, Coldwater Room
Springwater, ON
Canada L0L 1X0
Intersection Hwy 27 and Hwy 26
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Meeting Location

Contact Information

Office Phone No public telephone number
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Gail Cocker, Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Joan Nieman-Agapas, Membership Intake; Email:

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