Monroe County Plant Clinics

UF/IFAS, Monroe County Extension Service offers free plant clinics. Master Gardener Volunteers will be onsite at regional plant clinics to help assist with plant identification, disease diagnosis, insect identifications/problems, and other services related to diagnosing gardening and/or landscape problems.

COVID-19 UPDATE: All in-person Plant Clinics have been cancelled through the month of July.


Key West: First and Third Monday of every month from 9 am-12 pm (excluding holidays) at the Gato Building, 1100 Simonton Street, Suite 2-260 

Virtual Zoom Option:                                                                                                                     

Meeting ID: 932 4963 4820

Key Largo: First and Third Wednesday of every month from 9 am-12 pm (excluding holidays) at the Murray E. Nelson Government Center, 102050 Overseas Hwy.                                                                                                                                                                                     

Virtual Zoom Option:                                                                                                                       

Meeting ID: 930 9961 1071


What to Bring with You: 

Photo: clear photos of the issues you are having will help master gardeners with diagnosis. Make sure photos are if focus and take one of the whole plant and some close-ups of the problem(s).

Plant Sample: Samples should include healthy material and material showing issue(s) to be identified. Bring material in a plastic bag and, if possible, collect on the same day as the plant clinic, otherwise keep sample refrigerated.

Insect Sample: Samples should be placed in a jar or other suitable container. Collect more than one specimen if possible. Insects may be dead or alive.

Not able to attend a plant clinic? No problem, you can email our Environmental Horticulture Agent, Michelle Leonard-Mularz, at Please include detailed photographs.

UF/IFAS Monroe County Extension Office- KEY WEST
Gato Building
1100 Simonton St, Suite 2-260
Key West, FL 33040
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

UF/IFAS Monroe County Extension Office- KEY LARGO
Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center
102050 Overseas Hwy., #244
Key Largo, FL 33037
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.