Connect with Hillsborough County Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Master Gardener Volunteers help extend the reach of University of Florida Extension programs across Hillsborough County. We are happy to welcome our new Master Gardener Coordinator, Tia Silvasy, to lead our program! Here are some of the ways we serve our community:

Meet Tia Silvasy, our new Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator. Photo: Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS

Speakers Bureau
We have speakers on topics incline Vegetable Gardening, Butterfly Gardening, Native Plants, Irrigation, Succulents, Container Gardens and more. Contact us to speak at your garden club, organization, on join for one of the classes at our Extension Center in Seffner, FL. View our upcoming events. We also do monthly presentations at Hillsborough County Public Libraries, see their schedule at

Visit the Discovery Gardens at our Extension Center. Photo: Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS

Discovery Gardens

Our Master Gardener Volunteers help maintain the Betty S. Walker Discovery Gardens on site at our Extension Center. They showcase Florida-Friendly plants are free and open to the public during business hours. Learn more!

Help Desk
Starting Jan. 23, 2023 our Help Desk will reopen to the public for walk ins and in person consultations on Mondays and Fridays from 10am till 2pm. No appointment needed. Bring in a sample of your plant or pest problem or email photos to Learn more about our Help Desk.

Outreach Events
Contact us if you would like for us to table or do an educational activity at one of your upcoming events. This spring we will be at GreenFest Tampa from March 25-26.

Join Us!
Interested in joining us? The Master Gardener Class is a 10 week commitment, for approximately 7 hours per day, one day per week. The next class will be held in Sept. 2023. Learn more about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer. Get started by filling our Sprouting Kit application.

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Posted: January 6, 2023

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
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