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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!

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Contact the Garden Hotline

(206) 633-0224

Monday through Saturday
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact us at the Garden Hotline website to ask questions or to find 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:

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  • Safe, effective pest and weed control

  • Natural lawn care practices

  • Plant care and disease solutions

  • Plant selection

  • 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.


We can also send you the following brochures:

  • Choosing the Right Plants for a Beautiful, Trouble-Free Garden
  • Natural Pest, Weed & Disease Control106NaturalPest

  • Composting Yard and Food Waste at Home

  • Growing Healthy Soil

  • Smart Watering

  • Growing Food in the City (also in multiple languages)

  • Natural Lawn Care

  • Natural Yard Care (also in multiple languages)

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 and the Cascade Water Alliance. The brochures are also available online at our website and through our partners at the Saving Water Partnership and Seattle Public Utilities.

Our Sponsors

The Garden Hotline is managed by Tilth Alliance and sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities, the Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, RainWise, and the Cascade Water Alliance.

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