Welcome to Horticulture!


UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Horticulture focuses on spreading research-based, horticulture information to the citizens of Leon County to help them create beautiful landscapes in a way that protects and conserves Florida’s natural resources. We do this through educational programs, hands-on presentations, articles, social-media, answering citizens' gardening questions. UF/IFAS Extension Leon County leads the Master Gardener Program, which is a volunteer program for those who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities. We also offer training required for landscape and agriculture professionals.

Master Gardener Program

Learn more about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

Lawn and Garden

Click here for resources to help you achieve your home landscape and vegetable garden goals.

Commercial Horticulture

Click here to view upcoming courses and license/C.E.U. information.

Horticulture Blog

Let That Digger Bee Be

Have you noticed many little dirt piles that resemble mini ant mounds around your yard? Well, fear not, for these mini mounds are made by digger bees who are excellent, yet ephemeral, early-spring pollinators. These solitary ground-nesters are native to our area and only appear for four to six weeks to raise their offspring. Although they do not produce honey, they resemble honey bees in size and shape. They also do not sting and would


Spring 2018 Backyard Gardening Series

Please join us for the 2018 Spring Backyard Gardening Series! The two-day series is March 6 and March 13, 2018, 5:45-8:00 p.m., at the Leon County Extension Office (615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32301). Registration and payment can be made through

Grow Healthy, Eat Healthy Workshop at Dr. B.L. Perry Jr. Branch Library

Did you know if you want to grow tomatoes from seed in North Florida, they need to be planted in winter for success? Join UF/IFAS Extension and the Family Nutrition Program for a free Grow Healthy, Eat Healthy workshop at the Dr. B.L. Perry Jr. Branch Library (2817 S. Adams St.) on Thursday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., to learn how