Residential Horticulture Program


The UF/IFAS Extension Residential Horticulture program provides researched-based gardening and landscaping information to the residents of Manatee County. A plant clinic is staffed Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. from 9am til 4pm to answer questions related to your lawn and landscape. Workshops and presentations are open to the public and can be offered to groups through our speakers bureau. Tour our on-site demonstration garden, tours can be scheduled through our Master Gardener plant clinic. Residential Horticulture Resources

Home Gardening & Pest Questions

Contact our Plant Clinic at 722-4524 ext. 0000 Email your questions to / Florida-Friendly Landscaping recommendations / Insect, disease, and plant identification / Soil & pH testing for minimal fee / Vegetable and fruit tree recommendations / Trouble shooting plant problems

Recognition and Landscape Assistance Programs

Sit down in our office with Master Gardener volunteers who can help guide you to find solutions for your landscape. Our highly trained volunteers will discuss how to make Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) choices on your property helping you to save time, money, and resources. FFL and Backyard Wildlife yard recognition programs available.

Workshops & Events

A variety of gardening and landscaping topics are presented at our public workshops. Specialist, Extension Agents, and Master Gardener Volunteers provide researched-based information to help you succeed in your landscaping and gardening endeavors.