Master Gardeners Returning To Burien For Free Consultation Twice A Week

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If it’s springtime, then it’s time for Master Gardeners to return to Burien like swallows to Capistrano, to help all us non-green thumbers with gardening and pest control questions for no charge.

These experts, who are all volunteers trained by Washington State University, will be ready and willing to help at one of two locations on either Wednesdays or Saturdays.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Master Gardeners free consultations.

Master Gardeners are volunteers, trained by WSU, to provide research-based information on home gardening and pest control.

Why should you visit a Master Gardener Plant Clinic?

  • Get answers to general gardening questions.
  • Learn about proper plant selection.
  • Bring a sample of a diseased plant for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
  • Have an insect identified.
  • If advanced identification or diagnosis is needed, clinic members will send your sample to the King County Master Gardener Diagnostic Center.
  • Learn least toxic ways to treat diseases and pests.
  • This service is free!


  • Saturday, April 10th (as well as April 17th & 24th) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Herr Garden Center, 107 SW 160th Street, Burien.
  • Saturdays from 1pm–4pm through July 24, & Sept 11-25 at Herr Garden Center.
  • Wednesdays 5pm–8pm, April 24-August 28 & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Burien Library.


  • Saturdays: Herr Garden Center, located at 107 SW 160th Street
  • Wednesdays: Burien Library, located at 400 SW 152nd Avenue

INFO:  The WSU Extension Master Gardener program began in 1972 in King County, Washington. The program now exists in all 50 states and many other countries. The King County Master Gardener program is one of the largest in the world.

Master Gardener volunteers are trained para-professionals who work in the community as horticulture advisors and resources for home gardeners.

Originally focused on diagnosing plant problems, the program now also offers proactive educational programs that address critical issues such as water quality protection and safer pest management practices.

Master Gardeners work with all citizens, including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

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