Serving Cook County

University of Illinois Extension horticulture team has extensive resources addressing home and commercial horticultural interests. Below are collections representing the most requested topics, but our expertise covers everything from trees to tomatoes to tulips.

Our Cook County horticulture team manages a Master Gardener volunteer certification program. Master Gardeners complete 60 hours of training and volunteer their time to provide educational programming. Contact staff that are local to your area to request a program. There are three Cook County programs: Cook North SuburbanCook South Suburban and Cook Chicago. Additionally, Chicago Botanic Garden runs a Master Gardener program.