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Who Are the Master Gardener Volunteers?

 Florida Master Gardener Volunteer is a title granted by the University of Florida/ IFAS to individuals who complete a Master Gardener Volunteer training course and required volunteer hours. The purpose of this program is to create and retain volunteers who educate and provide research-based information to the public about planning and maintaining urban, suburban and rural landscapes with a focus on environmental stewardship.    ​​


To assist Extension Agents in providing research-based horticultural education to Florida residents.


To be the most trusted resource for horticultural education in Florida.

Services Provided by Master Gardener Volunteers

  • Ask a Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Speakers Bureau- Delivering programs on horticultural topics to local garden clubs, civic clubs, libraries, homeowners, etc.
  • Assist with 4-H programs and school gardens
  • Plant clinics 
  • Newspaper articles, blogs, and newsletter articles on horticulture-related topics
  • Assist with community gardens

Interested in Becoming a Florida Master Gardener Volunteer?

 Master Gardener Volunteer Training occurs on Wednesdays, February – May each year. Trainees learn various South Florida horticulture-related topics such as; botany, soils, plant pathology, entomology, vegetable gardening, plant identification, and much more.  The cost of training is $22​0, which includes textbooks, along with other necessary materials required for the training. A limited number of scholarships may be available.

Enrollment is limited, so call or e-mail today and learn how you can become a Florida Master Gardener Volunteer!

Program Requirements:

To become a Master Gardener volunteer, you need an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn, and a desire to help others learn. New volunteers serve 75 hours within the first year of their certification. Volunteers renew their certification by participating in 10 learning hours and completing 35 volunteer hours each additional year. They must also adhere to volunteer policies​​

Phone: 561.233.1759

Email: MasterGardener@pbc.gov

 Master Gardener Volunteer Help Desk

Three ways you can ask a

Master Gardener Volunteer:​

phone icon  Call our Hotline:   561.233.1750

location icon  Visit our Help Desk:

                531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415

computer icon  Upload your questions and images

or email:  m​gardenfwd@pbc.gov  


Diagnostic Tests and Forms

Please contact your local Extension Office before submitting a sample

UF Soil Sample Submittal Instructions

UF Soil Sample Submittal Form (English)

UF Soil Sample Submittal Form (En Espanol)
UF Extension Plant Diagnostic Form

 Donate to Master Gardeners

 Events Calendar

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Tuesday, August 6, 2024

 Contact Us

​Palm Beach County
Master Gardener Volunteer Program
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone: 561-233-1759   Fax: 561-233-1782

Email: MasterGardener@pbc.gov