Plant Clinics

Along with the Demonstration Gardens, the Master Gardener Program sponsors educational clinics which are available to the public. During operating hours, people can bring questions to the clinics which are staffed with MG volunteers (as volunteers are available). We’re on hand to look at your problem (samples need to be brought to the clinics) and see if we can identify that bug, disease, cultural issue, etc.

We appreciate as much information as you can provide so that our answers can be as thorough and accurate as possible. If you email your question, consider including some photos.

Also answered are questions about how to do something, what plants are best for our area and your specific situations, composting questions, water-wise solutions, Integrated Pest Management, etc.

Master Gardener Gardening Question/Answer Clinic

Location: 3054 Carpenter Rd. SE, Olympia, WA 98503 [map]
Phone: (360) 867-2163
Email: master@co.thurston.wa.us

Hours of Operation:

  • February–May the clinic is open Tuesday & Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • June–August the clinic is open Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • September–November the clinic is open Tuesday & Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • The clinic is closed December and January

Before dropping by the clinic please call ahead to make sure a volunteer is there to assist you.

The Gardens and Clinics are operated by WSU trained and certified volunteers. These volunteers can only provide information to home gardeners. Commercial farms and businesses need to contact Extension office for help, (360) 867-2162.

Olympia Farmers Market Clinic

Location: At the East end of the Market, across from Mercato Restaurant [map]
Hours: The OFM garden is open for the season but the clinic at the market is not while we replace the clinic building.

  • Thursday – Sunday (Apr – Oct)
  • Saturday – Sunday (Nov – Dec)