Advice, Tips & Resources
Horticulture Answer Service

Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions.

This service is available by phone Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to noon, (314) 577-5143.

The staff at the Horticulture Answer Service is there to help you. They can also assist you in how to navigate our Gardening Help information on our website.

Kemper Center Plant Doctors

This walk-in service is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday - Saturday in the Center for Home Gardening. A 10-minute walk through the Garden from the front entrance. Free with Garden admission.

Bring in a sample and let the Master Gardeners diagnose your plant problem.  Refer to our  plant identification and plant problem forms for what to bring.

For a fee, basic and complete soil tests are available. Your soil sample will be sent to a lab and you will receive your results in one to two weeks by mail or email.  Plant Doctors can test the pH of your soil free of charge while you wait.

Gardening Help Index of Content

Plant Information

Gardening Information

Garden Pests and Problems

Services

Email Us Your Questions

You may email us your gardening questions through Contact Us. Please allow up to 7 business days for a reply. Including images of a plant to be identified or problem to be diagnosed is highly encouraged. You can attach them to your email.

Green Resources Answer Service

For help locating Green  products and services, evaluating Green claims, or planning a Green home or lifestyle, contact the Green Resources Answer Service at greenresources@mobot.org or on (314) 577-0246.