Demonstration Gardens


Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Demonstration Gardens are educational gardens that are open to the public.  The gardens feature Florida-Friendly plants, micro-irrigation, Florida-Friendly mulches, and signage for easy identification.  Photographs of the gardens can be found here.  Please fill out our demonstration garden survey if you have visited one of the gardens. All gardens are maintained by Polk County Master Gardeners.

Bartow
UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service
1702 Highway 17 South, Bartow
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Lake Alfred
Polk Training Center for Handicapped Citizens Nursery
111 Creek Road, Lake Alfred
(off County Road 557)
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Mackay Gardens & Lakeside Preserve
900 Mackay Boulevard, Lake Alfred
(off of Highway 17-92)
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Lakeland
SPCA of Polk County
5850 Brannen Road, Lakeland
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Fort Fraser Trail & Flutterby Lane
City of Lakeland Nursery ( Use entrance to Oak Hill Burial Park) 
4620 US Highway 98 S, Lakeland 

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Florida-Friendly Landscapes
These landscapes are not demonstration gardens, but they are open to the public and serve as good examples of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. 

Polk County Utilities
1011 Jim Keene Boulevard, Winter Haven
(off Winter Lake Road)

Winter Haven Utilities

401 6th Street SW, Winter Haven

Central Florida Regional Planning Council
555 East Church Street, Bartow

 


A Chickasaw Plum in bloom at the UF/IFAS Extension Service.

Outpost 27 Visitor Information Center

Drought tolerant plants are watered by micro-irrigation.

Bee Balm attracts pollinators. 

A pergola is surrounded by native vines and Florida-Friendly plants. 



A rain barrel is used to collect rainwater and irrigate plants. 

The Polk Training Center for Handicapped Citizens Nursery Garden. 

  'Little Gem' Magnolia and Beach Sunflower in a hot, dry location.