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The Home Lawn and Garden program helps you to develop, maintain, and enjoy a Florida-Friendly Landscape. Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ is a cost-efficient method of landscaping that uses nine integrated landscape principles. You reduce maintenance and minimize the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides in your landscape, while also protecting Florida's natural resources. Visit our Discovery Gardens to see Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in action weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your plant, insect and soil problems to our Master Gardener Plant Clinic for expert advice 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.  Click on the orange titles, to visit each web paqe. 

A front yard planted to be FFL


The 9 Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles will help you to have a great Florida-Friendly yard.


UF/IFAS Extension Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers will be offering over 3,000 plants for sale to the public including Florida native species, butterfly and hummingbird attractants, edible plants, and many more.

Date:  October 23, 2021

Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

All proceeds from the sale go to support Discovery Gardens and educational programs. For more information click here 

Discovery Gardens entry


Visit our Discovery Gardens and see how you can implement Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in your backyard with beautiful results. 24 different gardens provide a variety of choices of plants and themes to consider for your garden.  Discovery Gardens normal hours are:  Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  The Discovery Gardens are also open the THIRD Saturday of each month from 9:00am - 4:00 pm . For more information click here..


Jamielyn Daugherty is the new Residential Horticulture Agent & 
Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:  (352) 343-4101 ext 2722
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Residential Horticulture Agent II, M.S, Master Gardener Coordinator



Upcoming Events:

For upcoming events click on the Event Calendar below or visit our page on Eventbrite at:

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic

Bring your plant, insects and soil problems to our Master Gardener Volunteer Plant Clinic for expert advice Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The plant clinic is staffed by volunteers. Please call ahead to be sure that someone is in the clinic to assist you with your question. If no one is available, a staff member would be happy to take your sample to be looked at by the Residential Horticulture Agent or a Master Gardener Volunteer as soon as they are available. You will be contacted with information about your sample.

You may also send photos of your local problems to Jamielyn Daugherty at or to the plant clinic at, for diagnosis as well as use the Distance Diagnostic and Identification System. We look forward to serving you. For more information...

Master Gardener Volunteer Newsletter

Master Gardener Volunteer Newsletter

Please enjoy the UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers Newsletter "Garden Scoop". Our newsletter is written, edited and produced by  UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers. 

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Join the Lake County Master Gardener Volunteer Program to volunteer to work in the Discovery Gardens (in one of our 24 gardens), the Plant Clinic, greenhouse or Educational Programming for 2nd grade students. For more here on "How to Become a FL Lake County Master Gardener Volunteer".




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