Master Gardener Help Desks

Problems with your yard or garden? Are pests or weeds concerning you?

You have questions. We have answers! Master Gardeners are available to help you with those gardening questions. They can assist in identifying problems and finding solutions. Bring your questions and any samples you have. Samples should be enclosed in a plastic bag or container and should be fresh to obtain a good diagnosis.

If questions arise at a time the help desks are not open, please call or email the local Extension office and leave a message for the Master Gardeners. They will return your call as soon as possible. 

Livingston County

  • 2022 Season: April 21 - October 6

  • Thursdays, 10 AM - Noon. 

  • Livingston County Extension Office, 1412 S. Locust, Pontiac, IL 61764

  • Phone number: 815-842-1776; email address:

McLean County

  • 2022 Season: April 5 - mid October

  • Mondays 9 AM - Noon; Wednesdays 1 - 4 PM

  • McLean County Extension Office, 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61704
    Please enter through the double doors at the south end of the building.

  • Phone number: 309-663-8306​; email address:

Woodford County

  • 2022 Dates: April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19

  • Select Mondays 4:30 - 6 PM

  • Eureka Public Library, 202 E Main St., Eureka, IL 61530

  • Phone number: 309-467-3789​