Gardening Resources

Gardening in Southwest Florida is different than most other places in the United States. Thankfully, there are many great resources to help new gardeners and experienced gardeners from other climates to adjust to our subtropical environment.


Lee County Extension Office Lawn and Garden Section
The Terry Park office also houses a reference library of agriculture and horticulture items related to southwest Florida.


IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences)




Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook (online pdf book)

Florida Friendly Landscaping



Local Sources of Information

Lee County Extension Office

Don’t forget – the Mina Edison Botancial Library is available at the Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council, Inc. building for members to use as a reference source!