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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
    9:30AM-12:30PM    8872 Overseas Hwy. Islamorada, FL 33070
  • Garden Club of the Upper Keys, Key Largo- every 3rd Tuesday of the month                           9AM-11AM   94040 Overseas Hwy. Tavernier, FL 33070
  • Key Largo Library- Every 1st Wednesday of the month
    9AM-12PM  101485 Overseas Hwy. (community room)  Key Largo, FL 33037
  • Key Deer Refuge Nature Center Big Pine Key- Cancelled.  This plant clinic will resume Oct 5th
    10AM-1PM  30587 Overseas Hwy. 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, Maria Quirico, at Please include detailed photographs.



Monroe County Extension

Address 1100 Simonton Street, # 2-260 Key West, FL 33040

Phone: (305) 292-4501 Fax: (305) 292-4415

Hours Monday - Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm