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On-going Plant clinics

Have a question about a plant or pest?  Bring it to one of these Plant Clinics and talk to a UC Master Gardener in person. We will help you diagnose what's going on in your garden and help you find sustainable solutions. Questions that cannot be answered on site will be passed on to the UC Master Gardener Helpline office where additional research and a comprehensive answer can be obtained.

San Mateo Arboretum Plant Clinic

Alan Ernat with plant clinic customers
Come visit our clinic at the San Mateo Arboretum and enjoy a free visit to their lovely grounds at the same time.

Where: Central Park, 101 Ninth Ave., San Mateo 

When: Usually one Sunday each month, 11:30-1pm. Please check our calendar for dates.






Filoli Garden Information Docents

Bee day at FILOLI

This is the place to ask all your questions about those amazing gardens at Filoli. Specially-trained volunteers can answer your questions about Filoli's horticultural practices and plant collections, and help you find information for your own garden.  Talk to UC Master Gardeners and to experienced Filoli Docents to learn more about this special place. For more information, contact our Helpline at 650-276-7430.

*Please do not bring plant samples to Filoli gardens, however photos are welcome. Plant samples (or detailed photographs of the plant) requiring diagnosis should be mailed to the UC Master Gardener Helpline, 1500 Purisima Creek Road, Half Moon Bay, CA., 94019 or brought in to the UC Master Gardener office.*

When: Tuesday - Sundays from noon - 3pm.  UC Master Gardeners are present on most days that Filoli is open, from February through October.

Where: Filoli, 86 CaƱada Road, Woodside. [directions]
In the Filoli Lath House in the Garden Shop Courtyard next to the Clock Tower.


SF Francis of Assisi Senior Housing Community

St Francis of Assisi Senior Community Garden
St Francis of Assisi Senior Community Garden

UC Master Gardener Volunteers advise on planting and collaborate with the residents of the SF senior living community to improve the interior courtyard garden so that it is more inviting and to promote resident involvement. On a quarterly basis a one hour informational class is held on topics such as: indoor plant care and culture, scientific identification of plants in the garden, classes on pruning indoor plants such as Ficus benjamina, classes on patio plant care, etc.  Contact Lisa Erdos for more information.

When: Quarterly

Where: 134 Guerrero St., San Francisco 




San Francisco 30th Street Plant Clinic

SF 30th Street Plant Clinic
SF 30th Street Plant Clinic

An information table and plant clinic is held in the 3rd floor garden and is open to the general public. Join UC Master Gardener 'Green Mann' as we hang out in this half acre urban oasis complete with redwood grove, raised beds, worm bins and beehives.

We set up indoors when rain threatens. Working with a complete UC Master Gardener library of resources, we field gardening questions that the public bring in, and we work together to identify plant samples. 

When: Every 2nd Saturday from 10am to noon

Where: 225 30th Street (at Dolores & Chenery), SF Senior Center, 3rd Floor Garden


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