Help Desk

Year-round help for your gardening problems

Volunteers from Fairfax County Master Gardeners and Green Spring Master Gardeners staff the year-round horticulture help desk to answer gardening questions and help solve gardening problems.

During the growing season (April through October) we are on duty five mornings a week, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. From November through March, the desk is staffed Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-12:30.

Contact us anytime by voice mail at (703) 324-8556 or by e-mail at Please clearly explain your question or problem, and we will conduct any needed research before getting back to you. During our duty hours (listed above), the VCE Office on the 10th floor of the Pennino Building in the Fairfax County Government Center has a limited staff during the COVID-19 virus emergency. Contact us at the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Horticultural Help Desk.
Phone: 703-324-8556

In light of continuing updates in guidance to the public on the COVID-19 virus and a small volunteer pool, advice and answers to questions may require more time than usual. Master Gardeners will attempt to monitor and respond to phone and email messages. Expect longer response times.