Those who need a little help in the gardening department can take advantage of a new gardening advice program.
It’s a partnership between VIU’s Milner Gardens and Woodland and the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association.
Geoff Ball, executive director of Milner Gardens says the master gardeners are expecting a variety of questions….
Gardeners can ask their questions in a few ways. They can phone 250-752-0312 on Tuesdays from 1 pm to 3 pm to speak live with a master gardener; alternatively, they can leave a message at other times and receive a callback.

Questions can also be emailed to, and the Master Gardeners will respond on the following Tuesday. In addition, samples of plants, pests and more can be dropped off at the Milner Gardens & Woodland Welcome Centre during opening hours, Saturday to Tuesday (the Tuesday drop-off ends at 2pm).