York County Master Gardener Hotline

A free service offered through Penn State Extension, York County office to help residents with gardening questions and concerns.

Contact us with your gardening questions

Contact us with your gardening questions

The Master Gardener Hotline volunteers can help you solve your garden problems.

Master Gardeners answer questions on a variety of topics including growing vegetables, fruits, ornamentals and turfgrass, plant identification, pruning, and insect and disease problems. Advice encourages the use of integrated pest management and environmentally sound practices.

To help with identification and diagnosis, plant and insect specimens can be brought to the extension office in York. Select fresh plant samples with intact parts including flowers, if present. For diagnosis, bring a live sample that shows both healthy and unhealthy growth. Enclose live insect specimens and infested plants in an airtight container. If you cannot keep the insect alive, place it in a jar with alcohol or freeze it for several days to preserve the specimen. Digital photos for plant or insect identification can also be e-mailed to the office.

Hours and Contact Informaton


Beginning November 1, 2012, the Hotline will be on winter hours.  Master Gardeners will be on duty Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 9:00 am and Noon.

Contact Information

Phone: 717-840-7408

Email: yorkmg@psu.edu

Or you can bring your questions into the office:

York County Extension Office
112 Pleasant Acres Rd
York, PA 17402