Gardening Questions in the Northern Neck? Call our Help Desks!

Northern Neck Master Gardeners staff Help Desks located at Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) offices in Northumberland, Lancaster, and Westmoreland.  Residents can call, e-mail ( or come to the Extension office with questions or problems encountered in home gardening. An Extension Master Gardener will research these questions and respond to the questioner.  The following Help Desks are available between 9:00 AM and 12:00 Noon from April through October:

VCE offices are open to the public from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays.  Soil test kits, a variety of brochures on plant care, and information about upcoming NNMG events can be obtained during regular office hours.  You may also send us a description of your problem by email.  Include a phone number where you can be reached during the day. Attach photos of the plant or pest, where appropriate, to help diagnose the problem.