Help Desk

VCE-Roanoke offers a walk-in diagnostic clinic and a horticulture Help Desk hotline. Do you have a gardening question? A tree problem? A sick house plant? Problems with insects? Get answers to all of these questions and more by calling or stopping by:

3738 Brambleton Ave SW; Roanoke, VA 24018

(540) 776-7178

Our Help Desk is staffed by Master Gardener Volunteers Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Master Gardener winter Help Desk hours (November-February) are 10:00am-2:00pm.


VCE-Roanoke and the Master Gardener Help Desk have access to an abundance of services through Virginia Tech, including:

  • Soil Testing Lab
  • Insect Identification Lab
  • Weed Identification Lab
  • Plant Disease Clinic