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

Come and ask questions about plants and landscaping. Clinics offer various services such as identification of plant pests or problems, turf maintenance, palm care, as well as provide information and assistance on general landscape maintenance.


Information on how to submit a problem at:

The Villages

When: Every Monday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where:  The Plant Clinic, formerly at the Sheriff’s Annex, has been moved.  The new space is across the parking lot from the Sheriff’s Annex and in the building shared with Health Department.
Address: 8015 East CR-466, Suite A, The Villages Florida 32162
Phone: 352-569-6870

When: Every Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: The Villages Sumter County Service Center, 7375 Powell Rd., Rm. 102, Wildwood


The Bushnell location is about 30 minutes south of Big Cypress Recreation Center. It is worth the drive to see the Master Gardener demonstration garden. 

When: Every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and every Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Bushnell, UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension 7620 SR 471 Suite 2, Bushnell, FL 33513.  (Located in the Sumter County Fairgrounds)
Phone: 352.569.6870

"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

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Published on  02.04.2018