Suffolk County residents are fortunate to have a relatively mild climate for vegetable and perennial gardens, ornamental trees, native plants, and container gardens.
Cornell Cooperative Extension offers gardening support. Homeowners can bring soil and plant samples to our diagnostic labs in Riverhead and at Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Questions can be answered on the Horticulture Hotline (631) 727-4126, Mondays-Fridays, 9am-noon.
We train Master Gardeners who volunteer in their community. We also offer gardening programs at Suffolk libraries. Each year, Spring Gardening School provides learning opportunities for new and experienced gardeners alike.
We're talking samples again at the Horticulture Diagnostic Lab in Riverhead. Click to find current location and contact information.
Our Cornell University research based Horticulture Factsheets provide answers to homeowner’s most common questions.
The next Master Gardener Training will be offered Feb 28-Jun 10, 2022. The 16 week course will be a HYBRID with online course material as well as in person sessions.
There are many community gardens throughout Suffolk County. This list is just a few of them.
CCE's Community Horticulture is offering ONLINE gardening programming on this and many other gardening topics.
Last updated November 26, 2021