Our volunteers are here to help with your home gardening questions! The Master Gardener Volunteer Helpline serves Vermont residents by providing science based information about home horticulture issues.

The Helpline is currently closed and will reopen on July 13.

Due to Covid-19 the volunteer phone line and lab space are currently closed. We are accepting questions remotley. Please use the online form below to submit your home gardening questions and photos or leave us a message.We will do our best to answer your question in 5-7 days.This is also a great resource for questions: https://impact.extension.org/search/

Ask a Master Gardener

Helpline phone

The Helpline is currently closed until July 13. You will not recieve a reply until after we have re-opened.


Click here to submit your question

If you are unable to use the online form you may leave a message with your question. Speak slowy and clearly state your name, town/city, phone number, email address and question.

How to Submit Specimens

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Plant Diagnostic Lab is currently not accepting any home garden insect or plant specimens. If you would like to have something i.d., please use the Submit Online form located above and include good/clear images of the entire plant/insect, and a close up of the specific damage occuring.

Thank you for your understanding.

Commercial Growers

Please visit the UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic for assistance.

Not in Vermont?

Due to the large volume of requests, differences in climatic conditions, and variation in state pesticide regulations, we can only assist with issues that occur in Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. Find a National Master Gardener Program near you.

Directions & Map to Helpline Office

“This work is supported by Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27143/1013802] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.”