UF/IFAS GCREC - Plant City Center

Teaching Gardens

The UF/IFAS Teaching Garden at the Plant City Center is an arboretum and collection of gardens. Enter through the arboretum and walk down paths lined with native and flowering trees. Farther on, view themed garden beds showcasing plants that perform well throughout central Florida.

While created as a teaching resource, the garden provides ideas and inspiration for anyone interested in gardening or landscaping.

Take a "Virtual Tour" of the Garden!

This beautiful online tour of the garden is almost as amazing as visiting in person.

Garden Brochure

This  full-color, printable brochure has a map of the garden and descriptions of the themed garden beds you'll see at our teaching garden.

Plants in the Garden

Alternative Vegetable Gardening Demonstration

The newest addition to the Plant City Teaching Garden is a series of alternative vegetable gardening demonstrations. These demonstrations range from hydroponic gardens to raised beds, and they are a great source of inspiration for gardeners.

Fabulous Foliage

Learn how to enhance your garden with fabulous tropical foliage—no matter where you live!

Florida Vegetable Gardening: The Basics

Starting a garden or maintaining one? This presentation will provide lots of handy tips on growing vegetables successfully in a garden.