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Got Gardening Problems? Contact Your Local Plant Clinic

One of the great, free resources available to Northern Virginia gardeners are the plant clinics sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE). If you have a gardening problem or question, you can visit the plant clinics at select farmers markets, public libraries, and special events to get answers to your questions and solutions to your dilemmas.  All are staffed by volunteer Master Gardeners who have received training from the VCE to answer general gardening questions; questions about pests, diseases, or weeds; and identify plants.

In addition to the plant clinics, there are two places to go for gardening challenges if you live in Fairfax or Arlington County or the City of Alexandria. There is an Arlington VCE office at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, and a Fairfax VCE office at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050 of the Pennino Building. Call the Fairlington help desk at (703) 228-6414, between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday through Friday, year round, or visit in person, or e-mail mgarlalex@gmail.com. Or call the Fairfax help desk at (703) 324-8556, between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday, April through October, or visit in person, or e-mail at mgfairfax@vt.edu (Tuesday and Thursday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm November through March). Other Virginia counties have similar resources, this link provides the contact information for each county’s VCE office http://www.ext.vt.edu/offices/index.html. There is a Plant Problems page at pegplant.com that lists additional information, including books.

2017 Schedule of VCE Plant Clinics

  Location Address Day/Time Date
Annandale Farmers Market Mason District Park
6621 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
Thursday
9:00 am – 12 noon
May – September
Arlington Farmers Market N. 14th St. and N. Courthouse Rd Saturday

8:00 am – 11:00 am

April – September

 

 

Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy Street

Arlington, VA

Wednesday

6:45 to 8:45 pm

March – October
Burke Farmers Market 5671 Roberts Parkway
Burke, VA
Saturday
8:00 am – 11:00 am
May – September
Chantilly Library 4000 Stringfellow Rd
Chantilly, VA 20151
Saturday
10:30 am – 1:30 pm
May – September
Del Ray Farmers Market E. Oxford & Mt. Vernon Ave. Saturday

8:30 am to 11:00 am

May – September
Fairfax City Regional Library 10360 North Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Saturday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
May – September
Falls Church Farmers Market City Hall Parking Lot
300 Park Ave
Falls Church, VA 22046
Saturday
9:00 am – 12 noon
May – September
Pohick Library 6450 Sydenstricker Rd.,

Burke, VA 22015

Sunday

1:00 to 4:00 pm

May – September

 

 

Herndon Farmers Market 777 Lynn Street
Herndon, VA 20170
Thursday
9:00 am – 12 noon
May – September
Kings Park Farmers Market 9000 Burke Lake Rd.
Burke, VA 22015
Saturday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
May – September
Kingstowne Farmers Market Kingstowne Town Center
Alexandria, VA 22314
Friday
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May – September
Lorton Farmers Market 8990 Lorton Station Boulevard
Lorton, VA 22079
Sunday
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
May – September
McLean Farmers Market 1659 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101
Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
May – September
Mt. Vernon Farmers Market Sherwood Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
Wednesday
9:00 am – 12 noon
May – September
Oakton Library 10304 Lynnhaven Place
Oakton, VA 22124
Saturday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
May – September
Old Town Alexandria

Farmers market

301 King Street, Alexandria Saturday

7:30 to 9:45 am

May – September
Reston Farmers Market Lake Anne Village Center
1609 Washington Plaza N
Reston, VA 20190
Saturday
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
May – September
Richard Byrd Library 7250 Commerce Street
Springfield, VA 22150
Tuesday
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
May – September
Wakefield Farmers Market 8100 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Wednesday
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May – September