Highlands County Horticulturist / Master Gardener Coordinator: David Austin


The Urban Horticulture Agent along with the Master Gardener Program which is made up of University of Florida trained volunteers, promotes environmentally sound horticulture practices to manage plants in the landscape, gardens, and/or home. Do you have a gardening, plant, tree or insect question? Master Gardener Volunteers are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 9:30am - 3:30pm. You can now e-mail them at or call them at the help desk at: 863-402-7151.

EDIS Publication System

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Master Gardener VMS

Florida Master Gardeners' Volunteer Management System

Lawn & Garden Blog

A Blog dedicated to Highlands County Horticulture