Master Gardener Clinics start soon; here’s where to get free, expert advice

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FREE Master Gardener Clinics start soon, and will continue Saturdays at Furney’s Nursery and Wednesdays at the Burien Library.

“Get answers to general gardening questions, learn about proper plant selection, bring sample of diseased plant for diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and have an insect or plant identified,” reads an announcement. “Learn the least toxic ways to treat diseases and pests.”


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 or plant 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 for home gardeners!


  • Furney’s Nursery
    21215 International Blvd. S.
    Saturdays, through Sept. 26, 10-4 p.m., except May 2 & 23, July 4, & Sept. 5
  • Burien Library
    400 S.W. 152nd St.
    Wednesdays, May 6 – Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m.

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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