gardening stuff

Getting ready to garden.

cold frame

Learn about using cold frames in your home gardening.


Support your local growers.

little girl with sunflower

Children love being in the garden!


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.


Roxanne Zimmer
Community Horticulture Specialist
631-727-7850 x 215

Last updated November 26, 2021