Demonstration Gardens

Visit one of the five demonstration gardens around Polk County.

1702 HWY 17 S
Bartow, FL 33813
(863) 519-1057
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Just ask for a Master Gardener.  


11th Annual GardenFest and Plant Sale

The 2017 GardenFest and Plant sale will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Polk County Agricultural Center, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County offices. The address is 1702 US Highway 17 South, Bartow Fl. Master Gardener Experts will be there to answer your gardening questions. You can learn about the best plants for your lake, pond or wetland areas. Plants for those areas will be for sale. You can learn about micro-irrigation and then experiment putting the pieces you will need together. Florida-Friendly plants will be available for sale. These include butterfly and hummingbird plants, ornamentals for both sun and shade, and edibles including peach and pomegranate trees,blueberry bushes, and vegetables. Doors open to the public at 9:00 AM and close at 2:00. The event will be held rain or shine. A brochure for the event is available, here.  The list of plants available for sale is here. GardenFest FACEBOOK page.