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Lawn & Garden

Located just minutes from Tampa, the UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County office provides comprehensive education and resources for Hillsborough County residents in the areas of gardening and landscaping, and to professionals in the horticulture service industries.

Gardening During COVID-19 

Check out these free resources from the comfort of your home or mobile device. If you have gardening questions during COVID-19, our virtual help desk is open. Email questions and digital photos to or call us at (813) 744-5519 X 4. 

Free UF/IFAS Web-based Resources - COVID-19 Gardening


Master Gardener Help Desk     
(813) 744-5519 x 4

Lynn Barber
(813) 744-5519 x 54105
Agent, Florida Friendly Landscaping

Lisa Meredith
(813) 744-5519 x 54146
Compost, Vermicompost, and School Gardens Program Coordinator

Paula Staples
(813) 744-5519 ext. 54142
Irrigation Evaluations, Education for Communities and Residents

Sonya Rose
(813) 744-5519 x54109
Water Conservation Program Coordinator

UF/IFAS Extension, Hillsborough County

Phone (813) 744-5519

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5339 County Rd. 579
Seffner, FL 33584-3334

Directions to Our Office

8am – 5pm


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Important Note
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.