Marathon County Horticulture Services:

Garden Line

Do you have a question on gardening, flowers, lawn, trees or insects?   Call the Garden Line at 715-261-1237 or 1-800-234-1471. A trained Master Gardener Volunteer will return your call. This service is available from May through September every year.  You can also send your question(s) to us via our Garden Clinic OnLine Request Form.  Prefer to send your message via email?  Contact the North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteers at ncwimg@co.marathon.wi.us

Garden Clinic

Due to COVID-19 Prevention Measures, and to protect the health and well-being of the community, our guests,our volunteers and the UW Madison Extension Marathon County Educators and staff, the Garden Clinic, which typically opens mid May at the Extension office in Wausau, will be postponed until further notice. For your garden needs, please see the garden clinic online request form or other available options to contact our Master Gardener Volunteers.

Resources for the home lawn and garden

A collection of Extension publications and videos for the home gardener.

North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteers

Master Gardener Program in Marathon County 2019 Annual Report

Learn how the NCWMG Volunteers are making impacts in Marathon County communities. At the end of 2019, 64 Master Gardener Volunteers reported 4,169 hours of volunteer service for an estimated value of $100,044 (Independent Sector). They also reported 1,760 hours of continuing education and reached an estimated 5,933 individuals with various outreach projects.

Master Gardener Program of Marathon County. 

You can learn more about the history and current projects of the North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteers here.

Online Horticulture Classes

In response to the COVID-19, horticulture programs have been created and held online. Courses include beginning vegetable gardening series, container vegetable gardening, raspberry cultivation and herbaceous ornamentals. Check here for upcoming programs. 

Social Media

Horticulture Extension Marathon County Facebook  

You are invited to follow for updates to programming from the state and county Extension Horticulture programs.

North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Facebook 

The North Central Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Facebook page is updated frequently with horticulture articles and news. 

Marathon County Teaching Garden

Due to COVID-19, the Teaching Garden will not host horticulture programs this summer. We look forward to continuing beginner and advanced gardening techniques workshops in the future. 

Gaining Ground Garden

UW-Extension Marathon County is collaborating with stakeholders to establish space for garden programs that work to reduce recidivism and help support individuals in addiction recovery.Our gardens are currently located on Grand Avenue and Thomas Street in Wausau. 

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