Home and Garden Information Center
The University of Maryland Extension operates the Home and Garden Information Center in Ellicott City, Maryland. The three regional specialists on staff are responsible for writing fact sheets and teaching manuals, website development, teaching, applied research projects and media outreach.
The Maryland Master Gardener Program is administered through the center. The specialists also train and support a cadre of horticulture consultants who speak to clients on the telephone Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1-800-342-2507 (in Maryland only) and from outside Maryland, call 410-531-1757.