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Monroe County Plant Clinics

UF/IFAS, Monroe County Extension Service offers free plant clinics. Master Gardener Volunteers will be onsite at regional plant clinics to help assist with plant identification, disease diagnosis, insect identifications/problems, and other services related to diagnosing gardening and/or landscape problems.

Virtual Plant Clinics: 

Offered the 2nd Tuesday each month from 10AM to 11AM via zoom.  

You can Register for the Plant Clinic by Clicking the Link Below:

In-Person Plant Clinics: 

  • Home Deopt Marathon- every 3rd Saturday of the month 9AM-12PM 
  • Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Stock Island- every 3rd Saturday of the month  9AM-12PM
  • Island Home Garden Islamorada- every 4th Wednesday of the month 10AM-1PM 
  • Garden Club of the Upper Keys  Key Largo- every 3rd Wednesday of the month 9AM-12PM 
  • Key West Garden Club- Every 1st Monday of the Month 11AM-2PM


MASKS and SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED at all In-Person Plant Clinics!


What to Bring with You: 

Photo: clear photos of the issues you are having will help master gardeners with diagnosis. Make sure photos are if focus and take one of the whole plant and some close-ups of the problem(s).

Plant Sample: Samples should include healthy material and material showing issue(s) to be identified. Bring material in a plastic bag and, if possible, collect on the same day as the plant clinic, otherwise keep sample refrigerated.

Insect Sample: Samples should be placed in a jar or other suitable container. Collect more than one specimen if possible. Insects may be dead or alive.

Not able to attend a plant clinic? No problem, you can email our Environmental Horticulture Agent, Michelle Leonard-Mularz, at Please include detailed photographs.

UF/IFAS Monroe County Extension Office- KEY WEST
Gato Building
1100 Simonton St, Suite 2-260
Key West, FL 33040
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

UF/IFAS Monroe County Extension Office- KEY LARGO
Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center
102050 Overseas Hwy., #244
Key Largo, FL 33037
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.