University of Florida

Demonstration Gardens

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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 Specific Growing Zones and our Gardening Calendars.

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North Florida

Alachua County

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

Bradford County

  • Monarch Larva in Bradford County Extension Seasonal Butterfly GardenBradford 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

Columbia County

  • Vegetable plot in Columbia County ExtensionColumbia County Demonstration Garden
    164 SW Mary Ethel Lane
    Lake City, FL 32025

Duval County

Escambia County

Jackson County

Gadsden County

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

Leon County

Marion County

  • Marion County Demonstration GardenTaylor Garden
    2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.
    Ocala, FL 34470
    (352) 620-3440

Nassau County

Okaloosa County

  • Bamboo Muhly Grass in Okaloosa County Extension Office Educational LandscapeOkaloosa County Extension Office Educational Landscape
    5479 Old Bethel Rd.
    Crestview, FL  32536
    (850) 689-5850

Santa Rosa County

Wakulla County

  • Water Garden in the Wakulla County Extension Master GardenThe Master Garden
    84 Cedar Ave.
    Crawfordville, FL 32327
    (850) 926-3931

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Central Florida

Brevard County

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

Citrus County

  • Mulch Demonstration Area in Citrus County  Extension Florida-Friendly Learning LandscapeFlorida-Friendly Learning Landscape
    Citrus County Extension Office
    3650 W. Sovereign Path
    Lecanto, FL 34461
    (352) 527-5700
  • Citrus Co- FFL Demonstration Garden Florida-Friendly Demonstration Garden
    Central Ridge Library
    425 W. Roosevelt Boulevard
    Beverly Hills, FL 34465
    (352) 527-5700

Flagler County

  • Wildlife Garden in Flagler County Extension GardenWildlife, 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

Hillsborough County

Lake County

Orange County

  • Orange County Exploration GardensExploration 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
  • MREC Teaching GardenMid-Florida Research and Education Center (Apopka) Teaching Garden
    2725 S. Binion Rd.
    Apopka, FL  32703
    (407) 884-2034 ext. 129
    REC website

Osceola County

  • Raised Beds in Osceola County Extension Office Educational LandscapeOsceola 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

  • Pasco County Extension GardenPasco 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

Pinellas County

Polk County

St. Johns County

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

Seminole County

  • Pioneer Garden at the Seminole CountyDemonstration Gardens at the Student Museum
    301 West 7th St.
    Sanford, FL 32771
    (407) 320-0520

Sumter County

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

Volusia County

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

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South Florida

Broward County

Charlotte County

  • Charlotte County Demonstration GardenCharlotte County Demonstration Garden
    7000 Florida St.
    Punta Gorda, FL 33950
    (941) 764-4340
  •  Charlotte County Environmental Campus Demonstration GardenCharlotte County Environmental Campus Demonstration Garden
    25550 Harbor View Road, Suite # 3
    Port Charlotte, FL 33980
    (941) 764-4340

Collier County

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

Lee County

  • Cape Coral-Lee County Public LibraryCape Coral-Lee County Public Library
    921 SW 39th Terr.
    Cape Coral, FL 33914
    (239) 461-7526
  • Demonstration Garden at Cape Coral Historical MuseumDemonstration 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 GardensLee County Extension Gardens
    3406 Palm Beach Blvd.
    Fort Myers, FL 33916
    (941) 461-7500
  • Manatee Regional ParkManatee Regional Park
    10901 State Rd. 80
    Fort Myers, FL 33916
    (239) 461-7526

Manatee County

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

Sarasota County

  • Butterfly Gardening Workshop at Florida House Learning CenterFlorida 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

St. Lucie County

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