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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