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Welcome to the Community Horticulture pages! 

We are ready to assist your ‘green’ activities. The Horticulture Program serves as a resource to residents of Monroe County. We provide information based on the conditions and needs of this region, using research and experience-based information from Cornell University, and our locally-based professional staff. Click here for upcoming programs.

We provide services to help you with issues related to lawns, trees, and vegetable, fruit or ornamental gardens. Your questions and program are addressed through a number of methods.

Garden Helpline

The Garden Helpline is staffed by trained Master Gardeners who answer your gardening and pest problem questions. The Master Gardeners are volunteers who have received extensive instruction in horticulture topics, and provide required community service through our office upon completion of the training.

We have also added the capability to submit questions online via email.

Diagnostic Lab

Professional staff in our Diagnostic Lab identifies insects, plant diseases and weed problems, offering the latest management methods along with background and life cycle information.

Basic or comprehensive Soil Tests can be performed to assist you.

Fact Sheets

Horticultural information is provided through a number of publications, including Fact Sheets, which provide up to date summaries of different plant and pest problems.

Speakers Bureau

We also provide Presentations on horticultural topics by our staff and Master Gardeners on subjects of interest to your group.

Last updated December 3, 2019