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.

Ask a Master Gardener

Helpline phone

Helpline Hours:
Open Thursdays only, 9-12

You may also submit your questions, including clear images by completing the online form below.

1-800-639-2230 - Toll free number in Vermont only; 802-656-5421 - Local callers (Chittenden County)

Directions & Map to Helpline Office: Google Map | Printable directions (PDF)

Submit Your Question Online

Helpline online

Submit Your Question

Please expect to receive a reply in 5-7 business days. We aim to respond to questions as quickly as possible, however response times will vary based on the volume of questions we receive.

How to Submit Specimens

Unsure what a plant or insect is?

Submit Your Specimen (PDF)

Complete this form if you have a plant or insect you would like identified by our plant pathology lab.

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.

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture.