UMD continues a legacy in soil judging, setting the pace for international soil science. Team USA took first place in the Third International Soil Judging Contest this August in Brazil, with UMD coaches front and center to help lead the team to victory.


The University of Maryland Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is proud to announce that Richard Jones, campus arborist for the University, has passed the exam to earn the title of International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist®.

Mr. Luis Alfonzo, horticulturist at the University of Maryland, is the recipient of the 2017-2018 University Systems of Maryland Board of Regents Staff Award in the Category of Extraordinary Public Service to the University or the Greater Community – Exempt.

Students who ponder around the Reiley Garden or walk by the Arboretum Outreach Center on their way to class have noticed an interesting cob structure standing between a small pollinator garden and the Reiley Garden, with some new neighbors living in the wall.