The Monterey Bay Green gardener Program

What is a Certified Green Gardener?

Monterey Bay Certified Green Gardeners have completed a minimum of 20 hours of pracitical instruction in ecological landscape practices that conserve water, reduce waste, and prevent urban storm water pollution. After completing training, Green Gardeners must also pass a qualification exam.

By hiring a Green Gardener, you'll know that you are hiring someone who has been trained and tested in resource efficient landscape management practices. You will be working with a professional who has invested their own time and money to learn from their peers and expert trainers about landscape irrigation efficiency, low-maintenance landscaping, water wise plant selection, watershed health, fertilizer management, less-toxic pest management, and much more.

Learn more about the Monterey Bay

Green Gardener Certification Program


How Do I Find a Certified Green Gardener?

Click on the link that corresponds to your region to view the contact information and additional qualifications of certified Green Gardeners in your area. 

Salinas Valley

Monterey Peninsula Area

Pajaro Valley/North Monterey County

Santa Cruz Area


Download the Green Gardener Client Service Agreement in English or Spanish to ensure that your current or future landscape professional provides ecological landscape maintenance services!


How do I Become a

Certified Green Gardener?

View a Current Class Schedule

Discounts and Resources for

Monterey Bay Certified Green Gardeners

En Español

Vea el Horario Corriente de Clases

Descuentos y Recursos para los

Jardineros Verdes


California Landscape Contractors Association

The Monterey Bay Green Gardener Program is an affliliate member of the California Landscape Contractors Association, a non-profit trade
organization of licensed landscape and landscape-related contractors.

Ecology Action
This program is coordinated by Ecology Action
and funded by the State Water Resources Control Board.
California State Water Resources Control Board