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Master Gardener Volunteer Program


The University of Florida/IFAS Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteer Program trains and retains horticulture volunteers for the University of Florida/IFAS Extension Service. The mission of the Organization is to assist the UF/IFAS Manatee County Extension Horticulture agent by educating and informing the residents of Manatee County about effective, environmentally sound, research-based methods of cultivating plants in the home garden and landscape.

Become a Master Gardener

We will be offering local training in February 2023. Any applications already submitted will be contacted to update their applications. For additional questions contact: or Call: 941-722-4524

Master Gardener Programs

Manatee County Preserve Tours / Plant-a-Pail / Speakers Bureau / Children's Programs/ Public Workshops/ Garden Tours

Better Impact

For existing volunteers: Enter volunteer hours/ Check training calendar. Link and login to be provided soon in an email to existing volunteers.