Don’t go it alone in your garden! Ask the experts at the Missouri Botanical Gardens!
For over 154 years, the Garden has been an oasis in the city, a place of beauty and family fun—and also a center for education, science, and conservation.
Kemper Center Plant Doctors
This walk-in service is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday – Saturday in the Center for Home Gardening. A 10-minute walk through the Garden from the front entrance. Free with Garden admission.
Bring in a sample and let the Master Gardeners diagnose your plant problem. Refer to our plant identification and plant problem forms for what to bring. Our Plant Doctors can also test the pH of your soil free of charge while you wait.
Horticulture Answer Service
Master Gardeners are available to answer your gardening questions.
This service is available by phone Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to noon, (314) 577-5143.
The staff at the Horticulture Answer Service is there to help you. They can also assist you in how to navigate our Gardening Help information on our website.
Email Us Your Questions
You may email us your gardening questions through Contact Us. Please allow up to 7 business days for a reply. Including images of a plant to be identified or problem to be diagnosed is highly encouraged. You can attach them to your email.
Green Resources Answer Service
For help locating Green products and services, evaluating Green claims, or planning a Green home or lifestyle, contact the Green Resources Answer Service email@example.com or on (314) 577-0246.