Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinics

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinics except for the Extension Master Gardener Help Desk are closed until further notice. Extension Master Gardeners are volunteering from home to make sure the Help Desk is open Monday-Friday. Please send all gardening questions via email to mgarlalex@gmail.com; volunteers are checking daily and responding in a timely manner. Good pictures are a necessity for the best possible answers.

Soil tests are available in a plastic box hanging outside of the gate to the Teaching Garden  in the back of the Fairlington Community Center at 3308 South Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22206 as well as at Greenstreet Garden Center at 1721 West Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22302.

MGNV---Plant-Clinic-logoPlant clinics sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension are gearing up for the upcoming gardening season in Arlington and Alexandria; opening dates are listed below. All are staffed by VCE Master Gardeners, who answer general gardening questions as well as questions about pests and diseases and plant identification. They also provide free soil test kits on request.

Days, Times and Locations of the Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinics

Library Plant Clinics

Arlington Public Library LogoArlington Central Library
Plant Clinic

March 25 – October 22, 2020
6:45 to 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday

Located in the East Lobby of Arlington Central Library,
1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA (Directions/Map)


Alexandria Public Library LogoBeatley Library Plant Clinic

March 17 – October 20, 2020
7:00 to 8:30p.m. on every second & fourth Tuesday

5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Directions/Map)

Farmers Market Plant Clinics

Arlington Farmers Market Plant Clinic

Arlington Farmers Market

March 25 – October 28, 2020
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  every Saturday morning.

Located at N. 14th St. and N. Courthouse Rd.  Arlington, VA (Directions/Map)


Del Ray Farmers’ Market Plant Clinic

Del Ray Farmers' Market Logo

2020 Dates TBA
8:30 to 11:00 a.m. every Saturday morning

Located at East Oxford and Mt. Vernon Avenues, Alexandria, VA.(Directions/Map)

Old Town Alexandria Farmers’ Market Plant Clinic

Old Town Alexandria Farmers' Market Logo

May 2 – September 26, 2020
7:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning

Located at Market Square, 301 King Street, Alexandria VA (Directions/Map)

Extension Master Gardener Help Desk

MGNV - Extension Master Gardener Help Desk

9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday year round

Located at the VCE office at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington.

The Help Desk can be reached by phone at 703-228-6414 or by email at mgarlalex@gmail.com.