Sumter County Master Gardeners

The Florida Master Gardener Program is an outreach program composed of UF/IFAS Extension certified volunteers who are trained to provide research-based horticultural education to Florida residents. 

The Sumter County Master Gardeners programs are free and advance registration is not required. Their expertise is about flowers and gardening in our area, but not particularly about native plants.

Monthly Gardening Journal: To subscribe to this journal use List Manager, or sign up by phone at UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension Office at 352.689.6870 or email

Plant Clinics, Ask the Master Gardener

During the COVID 19 crisis Plant Clinics are online using zoom. They are free and no pre-registration is required. 

When: 9 am and 1 pm, Mondays and Fridays

The UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County Ask the Master Gardener Plant Clinics are offered in three locations weekly throughout the year and two seasonal locations from October to the first week in April. Plant Clinics are manned by trained and knowledgeable Master Gardener Volunteers who share unbiased, research-based information with residents in Sumter County.  They provide answers and recommendations for your lawn and garden questions, including plant, weed, insect, and disease identification.


Information on how to submit a problem:

The Villages Locations and Hours

When: Monday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Sumter County Health Department at 8015 E C-466, The Villages, FL

When: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 am to 2 pm
Where:  UF/IFAS Extension Office location at 7620 SR 471, Suite 2, Bushnell, FL

When: Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Sumter County Service Center location at 7375 Powell Road, The Villages, FL

October through the first week in April, 

When: 1st Tuesday, 3rd Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm
Where:   two locations

"Florida Friendly Gardening" for New Residents, Including Irrigation

The program features information on irrigation and an introduction to Florida-Friendly Landscaping. This page also has links to useful landscaping information

When: 3rd Tuesday 9:00 to 11:00 am
Where: Colony Cottage Recreation Center, The Village, FL

Speaker Series

When: 4th Tuesday  9:00 to 11:00 am
Where: Savannah Recreation Center, The Village, FL

When: 4th Tuesday 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Where: Sea Breeze, The Village, FL

When: 4th Tuesday 3:00 to 4:00 m
Where: Eisenhower, The Village, FL

When: 4th Thursday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: The Villages Sumter County Service Center, 7375 Powell Rd., Rm. 102, Wildwood

Sumter County Master Gardeners

Learn more about Master Gardeners
7620 SR 471 Ste 2
Bushnell, FL 33513

UF/IFAS Sumter County Ext Off 352.689.6870


The Sumter County Extension Office is located in Bushnell, about 30 minutes south of TVFNPS meeting place at Big Cypress Recreation Center. It is worth the drive to see the Master Gardener demonstration garden. 

Where: Bushnell, UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension 7620 SR 471 Suite 2, Bushnell, FL 33513.  (Located in the Sumter County Fairgrounds)


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Published on  18.06.2020

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