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Florida landscaping: Free resources to enhance your yard

Enhance your yard, patio and indoor areas with plants, including native species and edibles. Lots of free information is available for South Florida residents, such as  tips on selecting the perfect plants for a particular area.  For personalized information, landscaping experts from extension offices in Miami-Dade, Broward & greater Palm Beach answer questions via phone and email.

Free landscaping lectures are offered at Secret Woods park in Dania. 

Lots of other useful information is online for free.

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Master gardeners from extension offices in Dade, Broward and greater Palm Beach

  • Palm Beach County: 561-233-1750, email questions and photos to mgardenfwd@pbcgov.org
  • Broward County: 954-756-8533, email questions and photos to browardmg@ifas.ufl.edu
  • Miami-Dade County: 305-248-3311, ext. 228; email questions and photos to vcharpentier@ufl.edu

Free Landscaping Lectures

Free landscaping lectures 7 p.m. September 22, September 29, October 6, October 13, October 20 at  Secret Woods, 2701 W. State Road 84, Dania Beach, 954-357-8886, website

Other resources include:

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences

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Features:

Native, exotic & edible plant fairs  in South Florida

Indoor plants: Tips for radishes, lettuce & other edibles

Other landscaping information

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