Horticulture Programs

University of Illinois Extension connects people and their local horticulture and environmental concerns with the tools they need to pursue meaningful change. Whether it’s landscape aesthetics, sustainable practices, food production, pollinators, or a myriad of other topics, Illinois Extension has the resources people need.

The Illinois Extension state horticulture team produces gardening websites, seasonal webinars and a Horticulture YouTube channel to make horticultural information easily accessible to everyone.

Resource Collections

Horticulture is a broad and diverse area of study. We've organized our resources into several topical themes to help you dig more deeply into your areas of interest. Our resource collection represents best practices based on both proven and emerging research and the work of our professional education staff:

Gardening | Fruits & Vegetables | Flowers | Insects & Diseases | Composting | Landscaping

Master Gardener Training

Take your love of gardening to the next level - Become an Illinois Master Gardener! Online training if offered on a regular basis. This winter we will have a Hybrid Master Gardener Training as well as an online option.
Learn more about the Master Gardener program here

Master Gardener's Speakers Bureau

University of Illinois Extension provides speakers on a wide range of gardening topics through our Master Gardener program. If you would like to request a program for your organization, please complete this Master Gardener's Speakers Bureau form indicating your program preferences. All groups requesting talks should have a minimum audience of 12 people. Requests need to be made at least 6 weeks in advance in order to coordinate our volunteer' schedules.

Ask the Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners and Extension horticulture staff are ready to "Help Others Learn to Grow."  Get your gardening questions answered from University of Illinois Extension Master Gardeners!

Fill out this Ask the Master Gardener form to get your gardening questions answered.

Or call 217-300-0240

For other questions: Email: Tracy Jo Mulliken at tmully@illinois.edu