Sumter County Master Gardeners

Ask the Master Gardener Plant Clinic

Having a problem with a plant in your Villages yard? These plant clinics are only for residents of The Villages.

Every Monday 9 am – 3 pm The Villages Sumter County Health Dept. Building
Directions: Health Department
8015 Co Rd 466, The Villages, FL 32162

Every Friday 9 am – 3 pm Sumter County Service Center
Directions: The Villages - Sumter County Service Center
7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood, FL 34785

List of all plant clinics - The Villages, Open to the Public and Seasonal Click on Ask the Master Gardener Plant Clinics and scroll down to find the complete list of clinics.

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. Advance registration is not required. Their expertise is about flowers and gardening in our area, but unfortunately 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 askthemastergardener@ifas.ufl.edu

"Florida Friendly Gardening" for New Residents, Including Irrigation

Visit The Villages Water Wisdom Page.

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

Speaker Series

The Sumter County Extension Service presents regular programs and workshops about landscaping and living in The Villages. 

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ for New Residents - Lisa Sanderson In-person sessions to learn about irrigation, turf, fertilization, plant selection, and more! Registration NOT required.
Contact: Lisa Sanderson, Email: lsanderson@ufl.edu Tel:(352) 569-6867 

Webinars UF/IFAS Extension
These webinars cover a wide variety of topics about living in Florida. Email Jim Davis dvisshdn@ufl.edu to get on the mailing list. Check out YouTube for past programs. 

Jim Davis Webinars Urban Ent

Let's Talk Gardening By UF-IFAS Extension Sumter

Sumter County Extension Office

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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