Xeriscape garden sign
Image by Dona Crawford

Take a tour of the Master Gardener's Xeriscape Garden & Pollinator Meadow at SUNY Ulster!


Our Community Horticulture Program serves the community's gardening, invasive species, and tree care needs.

Programs & Services:

Tick Identification Services

CCE Ulster does not provide deer tick identification services at the office for Lyme disease. Ticks can be submitted to the Insect Diagnostic Lab at Cornell University for identification. A $25 identification fee applies per sample. 

Visit our webpage on Deer Ticks and the Be Tick Free in Ulster County webpage for resources and information on ticks and on protecting yourself and your family from them. View this article on tick ID, removal and avoidance by Susan Dollard with the CCE Sullivan Master Gardener Program.

Tick ID: The Ulster County Dept. of Health in Kingston offers a Free Tick ID Service (for more information click here). This does not test ticks for any disease agents such as lyme. Check with your physician for the names of laboratories performing tick-testing services.

CCE Blocks in Bloom Strengthens Rochester Communities

Led by Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County Master Gardener volunteers, the Rochester Blocks in Bloom community gardening initiative helps inner-city homeowners and renters grow neighborhood pride through the growth of home front flower gardens. With 665 households participating in over 70 city blocks, residents say the program has to increased community spirit and made their streets safer.


Courtney Churchill
Master Gardener Coordinator/ Agriculture Program Assistant
845-340-3990 ext. 335

Last updated February 24, 2023