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The Leon County Master Gardener Program 

Leon County Master Gardeners are a trusted resource for non-biased, evidence-based horticultural information.

The Master Gardener desk at the UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Office is open from 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday, providing in-depth customer service.

Please email us at, call us at (850) 606-5202, or visit us at 615 Paul Russell Rd.

We can help answer questions about:

  • Insect Pest ID and Control
  • Weed ID and Control
  • Fertilizer Recommendations
  • Turfgrass Best Management Practices
  • Soil Test Result Interpretations/ Soil Test Kits
  • Florida Yards and Neighborhoods- Florida-Friendly Landscaping Yard Consultations
  • Plant Disease Diagnostics and Control
  • Plant Recommendations for Your Landscape
  • Vegetable Gardening Information
  • Plant Care Information and Techniques
  • And More!

At any time of the day, email Master Gardeners working from home a question via email to

Did you Know? Leon County Master Gardeners are currently involved in these projects or community collaborations:

  • The Ask-a-Master Gardener Booth at select community events
  • Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Site Visits for New Construction Sites, Homeowners, or Businesses
  • Invasive Plant Team offers information and identification/control techniques in the community
  • Monarch/Milkweed Initiative
  • The Tallahassee Museum Big Bend Farm
  • School and Community Gardens
  • VegHeadz vegetable garden project (visit their blog here)
  • Irrigation Team
  • 4-H Horticulture and Junior Master Gardener clubs
  • Leon County Seed Library
  • VA Hospital Garden Club
  • Propagation and Plant Sale Work Days
  • Garden Educator Training Series
  • Work days at the David Marshall Demonstration Gardens at 615 Paul Russell Rd.
  • Workshops and Presentations on Garden Topics