The Garden Hotline
Call us, send email or just drop by! Our Hotline Educators are experts in natural yard and garden care.
Ask us! We offer individualized solutions to your garden questions.
For over 20 years, the Garden Hotline educators have been providing information and guidance at no cost to home gardeners and landscape professionals. Our goal is to educate the public on ways to reduce waste, conserve water and other natural resources, and minimize the use of chemicals in your garden, landscape and yard, while creating a healthier environment and community. Call us with your gardening questions!
Contact the Garden Hotline
Monday through Saturday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
See the Garden Hotline website for brochures, seasonal tips, and more.
Find out about gardening tips this month in our garden almanac.
Our staff is a team of professional horticulturalists and educators with experience and expertise in:
Safe, effective pest and weed control
Natural lawn care practices
Plant care and disease solutions
Composting and soil building techniques
...and much, much more!
The Garden Hotline Staff also present workshops and seminars on natural yard care and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, provide articles for local and regional newsletters, and research innovative management practices.
The City of Seattle has created a new brochure full of resources about growing food in the Seattle area. Call us for hard copies or download the brochure online: Growing Food in the City.
We can also send you the following brochures:
- Choosing the Right Plants for a Beautiful, Trouble-Free Garden
Composting Yard and Food Waste at Home
Growing Healthy Soil
Natural Lawn Care
How to be a Salmon Friendly Gardener
- Smart Watering
- The Plant List
- Natural Yard Care
The Garden Hotline services and brochures are provided through the Natural Soil Building Program and are free to residents of King County and those serviced by the Saving Water Partnership. The brochures are also available online through our partners at the Saving Water Partnership and Seattle Public Utilities.
The Garden Hotline and Natural Soil Building Program are managed by Seattle Tilth and sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities, the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program (LHWMP) in King County, and the Saving Water Partnership.