Master Gardener Manual

Master Gardener Manual Cover

November 2009: The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program is proud to announce the release of our brand new handbook. This comprehensive publication has been completely revised and updated. It contains more than 700 pages of information and illustrations on all aspects of horticulture and gardening including plant propagation, pest management, disease diagnosis, fruits, vegetables, flowers, woody ornamentals, landscaping, grasses, houseplants and more. The manual is available in print or CD-ROM format. The CD-ROM is fully searchable and contains the entire Master Gardener manual in PDF files.

The manual includes:

This is an invaluable gardening tool and a great addition to your working reference library. A great resource for the serious gardener!

To purchase a single copy of the Master Gardener Manual, please visit our online order form

To order multiple copies of the manual with a University of Illinois account number for payment, please use the form below and submit it electronically per instructions on the form.

For questions regarding manual purchases, email

Cost for the manuals is $95 for a print copy or $75 for a CDROM copy.  Print and CDROM together is $130.

The table of contents and sample pages are listed below.

Sample Pages

Table of Contents