Master Gardener

The Master Gardener Program: A volunteer Master Gardener Training Class is provided for residents interested in teaching the community about horticulture.

For information about becoming a Master Gardener, please read the following document:

Master Gardener Information Packet (pdf)

If you have any questions, contact Kim Gabel at 305-292-4504.

Landscaping on the Rock

We will soon be in transition of hiring a new Environmental Horticulture Agent. The information below will help you regarding the Master Gardener Program. All documents are in pdf.

Newcomer's Guide to Landscaping in the Florida Keys

Plant and Soil Relations

Sense of Place

How to make a rain barrel

Landscape Fertilizers

Watering Efficiently

Water Quality

Low Maintenance Plants

Right Plant, Right Place

Tree Identification

Right Tree Site Evaluation Form

Florida Keys Invasive Plants & Wildlife


Identification Guide to Invasive Exotic Plants


Attracting Florida Keys Pollinators

Attracting Wildlife with Native Plants

Eliminating Insect Damage

Managing Weeds

Ornamental and Turf Weeds

Pesticide types and safety

Master Gardeners at Marathon Garden Club's January Jamboree 2017

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From left: Judy Shaw, Harriet Lindsay, Tom Peterson, Kathy Warner, Bill Warner.

Master Gardener Donna Hanson gets Awarded!
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For 25 years of service, she received a certificate, a gold pin, and an engraved crystal vase. Congratulations Donna!

Florida Volunteer Management System (VMS)

For all Master Gardeners and Interns to sign up to volunteer for events, the VMS website link is:
You can also use this website to record your volunteer hours.


JMG stands for Junior Master Gardener. It is a program for youth of all ages that uses fun activities to teach horticulture and environmental science concepts. Please contact Kim Gabel for information about the Junior Master Gardener Program, or visit JMGKids Online.


Here is a great link for a plant identification learning module for MGs to study and then earn educational hours.