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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.

In-Person Plant Clinics: 

  • Home Deopt Marathon- every 3rd Saturday of the month 
    • 9AM-12PM  4555 Overseas Hwy. Marathon, FL 33050
  • Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Stock Island- every 3rd Saturday of the month 
    • 9AM-12PM   5210 College Rd. Key West, 33040
  • Island Home Nursery Islamorada- every 4th Thursday of the month
    • 10AM-1PM    8872 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33070
  • Garden Club of the Upper Keys  Key Largo- every 3rd Tuesday of the month 
    • 9AM-12PM   94040 Overseas Hwy. Tavernier, FL 33070
  • Key West Garden Club- Every 1st Thursday of the Month
    • 11AM-1PM   1100 Atlantic Blvd. Key West, FL 33040
  • Murray Nelson Govt. Center- Every 1st Wednesday of the month
    • 9AM-12PM  102050 Overseas Hwy. #244  Key Largo, FL 33037
  • Grimal Grove Big Pine Key- 1st Saturday of the month May-Sept, Every Saturday begining in Oct
    • 9AM-12PM  258 Cunningham Lane Big Pine Key, FL 33037


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.

***NOTE: The Big Pine Key Grimmal Grove Plant Clinic will be the 1st Saturday of the month from from May through September.  It will resume every Saturday begining in the month of October****

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.