We answer plant and pest questions, and give horticultural advice! Bring us your plant and insect samples.
The UConn Home & Garden Education Center is here to help with your plant and garden questions and pest problems. Experts are available to answer your garden, landscape, insect and pest questions via phone or email or drop by our office. We identify plants and insects, and diagnose plant problems. Control recommendations are provided with an emphasis on least toxic solutions. Check out our Fact Sheets for information on a wide variety topics.
The UConn Home & Garden Education Center is located in Room 4 of the Ratcliffe Hicks Arena Building on the UConn Storrs campus. Off of RT195, take Horsebarn Hill Extension Road leading towards the Dairy Bar, take your first right at the end of the stone wall. At the bottom of the little hill will be the W.B. Young building, take a left. The first three parking spaces on the left (between the two signs that say Home & Garden) are for visitors to the Center. Our building is in front of the W.B. Young building. Enter via the straight handicap ramp into the basement level. We are in room 4 of the basement level.
We are located on block H-9 of the Storrs campus map.
The UConn Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is also located in the Ratcliffe Hicks Arena Building. It offers plant diagnostic services for growers, green industry professionals and gardeners. Click here for more information on services, sample submission and fees.
Samples and questions can also be brought to your County Cooperative Extension Center.