Gardening and Landscaping

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Are you a Florida homeowner that wants the best research-based information on gardening and landscaping in Polk County? UF/IFAS Extension Polk County provides education and resources to homeowners, businesses, landscape professionals, neighborhood associations, civic organizations and youth. We offer programming on a variety of horticultural topics and Florida-Friendly Landscaping. Volunteer opportunities are provided through the Florida Master Gardener Program. Beautify your yard using sustainable and Florida-Friendly Landscaping practices! Contact us today.

Residential Horticulture

The UF/IFAS Extension Residential Horticulture program provides research-based gardening and landscaping information to the residents of Polk County. Let us know how we can assist you!

Florida-Friendly Landscaping

The UF/IFAS Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) Program is here to provide Polk County residents with information to help protect our natural resources. Practicing the nine principles of FFL reduces your need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides, all while creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape.

Master Gardener Program

The Florida Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and the citizens of Florida. The program relies on dedicated volunteers who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.