Polk County Residential Horticulture


Polkhort provides comprehensive education and resources for Polk County residents in the areas of gardening and landscaping, and to professionals in the horticulture service industries.

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florida butterflyButterfly Gardening

Create a butterfly garden in your own yards (116KB pdf). More...

palm tree against stormy skiesCare of Hurricane Damaged Plants

Learn how to care for storm damaged landscape plants (64KB pdf). More...

hand in grass: Florida Yards and Neighborhoods program.Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

Learn how to create a Florida-Friendly Yard through the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program. More...


Solutions for Your Life

UF/IFAS Extension launches an easy-to-use, comprehensive Web site, Solutions for Your Life. More...

Did You Know?

A new IFAS publication gives the homeowner cost estimates of water saving Florida-Friendly Landscape activities.  The publication can be found on the A-Z Publications section of this web site under 'I' for irrigation.

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Polk Extension Service
1702 Highway 17/98 South
Bartow, FL  33830-6633
    863-519-1041  telephone
    863-534-0001  fax
Business hours: 8 am - 5 pm
Days open: Monday - Friday