Gardening Questions Answered

Get all your gardening questions answered.  Choose the method that’s most convenient for you.


       By phone — the Horticulture Help Line
Call (414) 615-0515, leave a message with your question, your name, phone number.  Your call will be returned promptly.
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State your question and attach a photo if you can.  You will receive a prompt reply.
Volunteers looking at a plant sample at Boerner Botanical Gardens Horticulture Center In-Person or by phone – the UW-Madison Extension Horticulture Center at Boerner Botanical Gardens 
Open Monday through Friday from 10:00 – 2:00, May through September.
Visit and bring in a sample or photo. No charge for samples.  Call (414) 525-5638 and leave a message if there is no answer (May – September only).  Closed October through April.

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Bring in plant or insect samples – the Extension Milwaukee County office
8:00 am to 11:30 am Monday through Friday
We suggest calling the Horticulture Helpline first to see if a sample is necessary.

You may also bring samples to the Extension Horticulture Center at Boerner Botanical Gardens Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. May through September only.


The above services are provided by Master Gardener volunteers trained by and under the supervision of the Horticulture Educator for Extension Milwaukee County.

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