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Discovery Gardens

 

 

HLC Opening First Saturday of the Month

The Discovery Gardens will now be open the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am - 4:00 pm . Join us Saturday in the Gardens with a program (TBD) at 10:00 am. Entry to Discovery Gardens is free.

 

The Mission of the Horticultural Learning Center

  • To support the educational mission of the Lake County Extension by creating an exemplary garden facility for hands-on-training
  • To create an outstanding visitor attraction - -a well designed botanical garden
  • To promote conservation of natural resources by demonstrating environmental friendly practices for gardening and landscaping
  • To provide a focal point for all local groups and individuals interested in horticulture
  • Lake County's Horticultural Learning Center is an educational resource developed to support  programs in horticulture, gardening, landscape design and natural resource management.

Programs are offered for homeowners, garden enthusiasts, educators, children and the horticulture industry.  There are self guided tours assisted  with brochures and plant labeling.  So follow along as we explore each of the  garden areas.

First, a little about the Discovery Garden.  The Discovery Gardens are located at the Lake County Agriculture Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares, Florida 32778-4262 and the phone number is (352)343-4101.  It is situated on a 3 1/2 acre site made up of 20 major theme gardens, each designed to show a different gardening aspect in Central Florida.  It has more than 700 different plants and is dedicated to demonstrating how homeowners can accomplish the landscape they want.   All plants are labeled and cultural information is available upon request at the Master Gardener Plant Clinic in the main building.


Photo Tour of the Gardens!

 

Discovery Gardens

 

Information

Master Gardener        Plant Clinic
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1951 Woodlea Road,
Tavares, Florida

352-343-4101

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