Demonstration Gardens

UF Extension's demonstration gardens showcase plants and sustainable gardening techniques appropriate to local areas and provide learning opportunities for home gardeners and landscape professionals on design, planting and maintenance procedures. They can be found in most Florida counties and are open to the public free of charge.

On this page, counties are grouped by geographic region (North, Central, and South) and listed alphabetically. To learn more about growing region-appropriate plants, see Getting Started and our Gardening Calendars.

North Florida

Alachua County Extension Garden

ALACHUA COUNTY

Alachua County Extension/City of Gainesville Garden
Westside Park
NW 34th St and NW 8th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 955-2402

Monarch Larva in Bradford County Extension Seasonal Butterfly Garden

BRADFORD COUNTY

Bradford County Extension Seasonal Butterfly Garden
2266 N. Temple Ave.
Starke, FL 32091
(904) 966-6224

 

CLAY COUNTY

Clay County Extension Demonstration Shade Garden and Florida-Friendly Landscape 
2463 State Road 16 West
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
(904) 284-6355

Vegetable plot in Columbia County Extension

COLUMBIA COUNTY

Columbia County Demonstration Garden
164 SW Mary Ethel Lane
Lake City, FL 32025

Native Azalea in the Mandarin Demonstration Garden

Trailing Rosemary in the Superior Street Vegetable and Herb Demonstration Garden

DUVAL COUNTY

Mandarin Demonstration Garden
2892 Loretto Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32223
(904) 387-8850

Superior Street Vegetable and Herb Demonstration Gardens
1010 N. McDuff Ave. N.
Jacksonville, FL 32254
(904) 387-8850

Entrance to Escambia County Extension Garden 

ESCAMBIA COUNTY

Escambia County Extension Garden
3740 Stefani Rd.
Cantonment, FL 32533
(850) 475-5230

 
North Florida Research and Education Center Perennial Trial Garden 

JACKSON COUNTY

North Florida Research and Education Center Trial and Demonstration Gardens
155 Research Rd.
Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 875-7100

 
 

GADSDEN COUNTY

Trial and Demonstration Gardens
North Florida Research and Education Center
155 Research Rd.
Quincy, FL 32351
(850) 875-7100

 
 

LEON COUNTY

UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Demonstration Garden
615 Paul Russell Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 487-3004

 
Marion County Demonstration Garden

MARION COUNTY

Taylor Garden 
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 620-3440

Nassau County Demonstration Garden 

NASSAU COUNTY

Nassau County Cooperative Extension Demonstration Garden 
96135 Nassau Place
Yulee, FL 32097
(904) 548-1182

 
Bamboo Muhly Grass in Okaloosa County Extension Office Educational Landscape 

OKALOOSA COUNTY

Okaloosa County Extension Office Educational Landscape
5479 Old Bethel Rd.
Crestview, FL  32536
(850) 689-5850

 
 

SANTA ROSA COUNTY

Panhandle Butterfly House
8581 Navarre Parkway
Navarre, FL  32566 
(850) 623-3868

Santa Rosa County Teaching and Demonstration Garden
6263 Dogwood Dr.
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 623-3868

Milton Gardens @ West Florida Research and Education Center
5988 Highway 90
Building 4900
Milton, FL 32583
(850) 983-5216

Water Garden in the Wakulla County Extension Master Garden 

WAKULLA COUNTY

The Master Garden
84 Cedar Ave.
Crawfordville, FL 32327
(850) 926-3931

 

 

Central Florida

 

BREVARD COUNTY

Brevard County Extension Xeriscape Garden
3695 Lake Dr.
Cocoa, FL 32926
(407) 633-1702

Mulch Demonstration Area in Citrus County  Extension Florida-Friendly Learning Landscape

Citrus Co- FFL Demonstration Garden

CITRUS COUNTY

Florida-Friendly Learning Landscape
Citrus County Extension Office
3650 W. Sovereign Path
Lecanto, FL 34461
(352) 527-5700

Florida-Friendly Demonstration Garden
Central Ridge Library
425 W. Roosevelt Boulevard
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
(352) 527-5700

Wildlife Garden in Flagler County Extension Garden

FLAGLER COUNTY

Wildlife, Butterfly and Herb Garden
Florida Friendly Landscape
Rain Garden
Arbor Walk 
150 Sawgrass Road
Bunnell, FL 32110
(386) 437-7464

 

HERNANDO COUNTY

Hernando County Cooperative Extension Office Demonstration Garden
19490 Oliver St.
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 754-4433

Asian-Influenced Garden in the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden

GCREC Teaching Garden and Arboretum

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden
5339 County Road 579
Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 744-5519 ext.146

Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (Balm) Teaching Garden and Arboretum
1200 North Park Rd.
Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 757-8826

Lake County Horticultural Learning Center 

LAKE COUNTY

Lake County Horticultural Learning Center
1951 Woodlea Rd.
Tavares, FL 32778
(352) 343-4101

 
Orange County Exploration Gardens 

ORANGE COUNTY

Exploration Gardens
6021 S. Conway Road
Orlando, FL 32912 
(407) 254-9200

Central Florida Fairgrounds Extension Demonstration Garden
4603 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32808
(407) 295-3247

Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (Apopka) Teaching Garden
2725 S. Binion Rd.
Apopka, FL  32703
(407) 884-2034 ext. 129

Raised Beds in Osceola County Extension Office Educational Landscape 

OSCEOLA COUNTY

Osceola County Master Gardener Demonstration Landscape & Edibles Garden
Osceola Heritage Park
Extension Services Building
1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34772
(321) 697-3000

 
Pasco County Extension Garden 

PASCO COUNTY

Pasco County Extension Garden
36702 State Road 52 
Dade City, FL 33525
(352) 521-4288

Hudson Public Library
8012 Library Rd.
Hudson, FL  34667
(352) 521-4288

 
Florida Botanical Gardens 

PINELLAS COUNTY

The Florida Botanical Gardens
12520 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 582-2200

 
 

POLK COUNTY

Florida-Friendly Landscape Demonstration Garden
Polk County Utilities
1011 Jim Keene Blvd.
Winter Haven, FL 33880
(863) 519-8677

Polk County Extension Service Demonstration Gardens
1702 Highway 17
South Bartow, FL 33831
(863) 519-8677

 

ST. JOHNS COUNTY

St. Johns County Extension Arboretum
Cooperative Extension Service
3125 Agricultural Center Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32092
(904) 824-4564

 
Pioneer Garden at the Seminole County 

SEMINOLE COUNTY

Demonstration Gardens at the Student Museum
301 West 7th St.
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 320-0520

 
wildflowers in Sumter County Extension Florida Friendly Garden 

SUMTER COUNTY

Sumter County Extension Florida Friendly Garden
7620 SR 471, Suite 2
Bushnell, Florida 33513
(352) 793-2728 
Butterfly Garden in Volusia County Extension Garden 

VOLUSIA COUNTY

Volusia County Extension Garden
Agricultural Center
3100 E. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 822-5778

 

 

South Florida

 

BROWARD COUNTY

Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center Winter Trial Garden
3205 College Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33214
(954) 577-6300

Living Lawn Demonstration Garden
Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33214
(954) 577-6337

Charlotte County Demonstration Garden

 Charlotte County Environmental Campus Demonstration Garden

CHARLOTTE COUNTY

Charlotte County Demonstration Garden
7000 Florida St.
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
(941) 764-4340

Charlotte County Environmental Campus Demonstration Garden
25550 Harbor View Road, Suite # 3 
Port Charlotte, FL 33980
(941) 764-4340

Southwest Florida Horticultural Learning Center

COLLIER COUNTY

Southwest Florida Horticultural Learning Center
14700 Immokalee Rd.
Naples, FL 34120
(941) 353-4244

 

HIGHLANDS COUNTY

Highlands County Extension Garden
4509 George Blvd.
Sebring, FL 33875
(863) 402-6544

 

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

Indian River Extension Color Garden
1028 20th Place, Suite D 
Vero Beach, FL 32960 
(561) 770-5030

Teaching Garden
Indian River Research and Education Center
2199 South Rock Rd.
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
(772) 468-5668

The Linear Garden
Indian River Research and Education Center
2199 South Rock Rd.
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
(772) 468-3922 ext. 132

Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library

Demonstration Garden at Cape Coral Historical Museum

LEE COUNTY

Cape Coral-Lee County Public Library
921 SW 39th Terr.
Cape Coral, FL 33914
(239) 461-7526

Demonstration Landscape at the Cape Coral Historical Museum
544 Cultural Park Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 461-7526

Demonstration Landscape at Rutenberg Park
Lee County Parks & Recreation Eco-Center / FFL Classroom
6490 South Pointe Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
(239) 432-2163 (on-site)
(239) 461-7526 (to schedule a tour)

The Fragrance Garden at Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33908
(239) 432-2002

Lee County Extension Gardens
3406 Palm Beach Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33916
(941) 461-7500

Manatee Regional Park
10901 State Rd. 80
Fort Myers, FL 33916
(239) 461-7526

Manatee County Extension Garden

MANATEE COUNTY

Manatee County FFL Demonstration Garden
1303 17th St. W.
Palmetto, FL 34221
(941) 722-4524

 

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Miami-Dade College, Environmental Center
11011 SW 104th St.
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 248-3311

North Miami-Dade Regional Library
2455 NW 183 St.
Carol City, FL 33056
(305) 248-3311

Citrus Grove Elementary School
2121 NW 5th St.
Little Havana, FL 33135
(305) 248-3311

 

MONROE COUNTY

FFL Landscape Demonstration Garden
Monroe County Extension Office
1100 Simonton St.
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 292-4501

 

PALM BEACH COUNTY

Mounts Botanical Garden
559 Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
(561) 233-1751

Butterfly Gardening Workshop at Florida House Learning Center

SARASOTA COUNTY

Florida House Learning Center
Sarasota County Technical Institute
4600 Beneva Rd. S.
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 316-1200

FFL Demonstration Garden
Sarasota County Extension Office
6700 Clark Rd.
Twin Lakes Park
Sarasota, FL 34241
(941) 861-9886

Entrance to the IRREC Teaching Garden

The Linear Garden 

Courtyard in St. Lucie County Extension Garden

ST. LUCIE COUNTY

Indian River Research and Education Center (Ft. Pierce) Teaching Garden
2199 South Rock Rd. 
Fort Pierce, FL 34945 
(772) 468-5668

The Linear Garden at Indian River Research and Education Center (Ft. Pierce)
2199 South Rock Rd. 
Fort Pierce, FL  34945 
(772) 468-3922 ext. 132

St. Lucie County Extension Garden
8400 Picos Road, Suite 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945
(561) 462-1660 

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