Illinois Extension has a vast collection of resources addressing horticultural interests across Illinois. We recognize that home and commercial horticulturalists each have unique needs, so we've cultivated a set of resources designed to address their top concerns. These collections represent the topic areas where we usually get the most questions, but our expertise covers everything from trees to tomatoes to tulips. Contact Nikki Keltner or Alex Burbach with your questions.
Master Gardener Helpline
Have a gardening or horticulture question? Call our Master Gardener Helpline, open through September. An Illinois Extension Master Gardener will be available to answer your questions at NO COST!
- Jo Daviess County: (815) 858-2273, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - Noon
- Winnebago County: (815) 986-4357, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - Noon
- Stephenson County: (815) 235-4125, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
We look forward to assisting you!
Horticulture Webinar Series
The Gardener's Corner
Gardener's Corner Newsletter
Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide
Apples and More
Raspberries and More
Strawberries and More
Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
Selecting Trees for Your Home
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. From educational curriculum units to websites devoted to deeply exploring a single topic area, our resource collection represents best practices based on both proven and emerging research and the work of our professional education staff.