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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 Garden 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 Wednesday of the month 
    • 9AM-12PM   94040 Overseas Hwy. Tavernier, FL 33070
  • Key West Garden Club- Every 1st Monday of the Month
    • 11AM-2PM   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- every Saturday
    • 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.

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.