UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Horticulture


The UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Horticulture Program 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, and answering citizens' gardening questions. UF/IFAS Leon County Extension also coordinates Leon County’s Master Gardener Program and provide the training and and administer the exams required for landscape and agriculture professionals.

Master Gardener Program

Learn more about the UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

Lawn and Garden

Access resources to help you achieve your home landscape goals.

Commercial Horticulture

View upcoming courses and license/C.E.U. information.

Horticulture Blog

Industrial Hemp: A Possible New Frontier in Florida Agriculture

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about industrial hemp and its possible potential to impact Florida’s agricultural industry. I thought I would share what the University of Florida/IFAS is doing to understand how this crop might grow in...

Florida Anise: An Underused Native Shrub

Florida Anise: An Underused Native Shrub (This article originally appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat on June 14, 2019) READ MORE |  RELATED INFORMATION

Beat the Heat With a Self-Watering Container Garden

Spring is in the air, and that means temperatures are warming up and tank-tops, shorts, and flip-flops will soon be your preferred attire. Once those highs are steadily in the 80s and 90s, any outdoor activity will become coupled with a bottle of...