YOUR GARDEN — Plant Information Service

Plant or Pest Diagnosis

Use the form below to contact the Plant Information service regarding a plant disease or pest diagnosis. If you have general questions or would like a plant identification, please use those forms to send us more specific information and photos. To contact the Plant Information service during business hours, call the Plant Information Hotline at (847) 835-0972.

Remember: Our diagnosis is only as good as your information. When attaching images of your pest/plant disease, we can only accept images in the following formats: jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, ppt, tif, bmp.

Contact Information
Please list a minimum of two ways to contact you. Items marked with (*) are required.

First name:* Home phone:
Last name:* Cell/work phone:
Street address: E-mail:*
City: Retype e-mail:*

About your pest/disease

Is this a plant disease or pest/insect? Plant disease  Pest/insect

Distribution of problem: 

Scattered plants

Groups of plants

Most of planting

Low areas

Other (describe below)

Describe your general problem below. (Consider and describe all affected plant parts, including roots, stem, trunk, branches, leaves and flowers. If turf, was it seeded or sodded?)

Approximate age and size of affected plant:
(Provide any essential history regarding this plant site)

Description of pest or disease:
(If pest, include information on pest's habits, size, markings, etc.)


Sun  Shade  Partial shade

North  Northeast   Northwest  
South  Southeast   Southwest  East  West


Watering practices:

When: How:

Chemicals applied:





Type: When:

Type: When:


If possible, please attach up to 3 photos of the affected plants and a diagram or photo their location in reference to house or other structures below. Acceptable formats for submission include jpg, gif, png, pdf, doc, ppt, tif, bmp.

Plant samples may be brought to the Plant Information Desk in the Visitor Center during regular business hours. You will receive a copy of your form submission via email. If you are bringing plant samples to the Garden, please bring a copy of your submitted form to the desk with your sample.

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