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
Open Monday thru Thursday, 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)
Submit Your Question Online
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
Complete this form if you have a plant or insect you would like identified by our plant pathology lab.
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 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.”