Okaloosa County Gardening Programs

Gardening in the Florida Panhandle

OrchidsMonday mornings, 10-11:45am, January 22 - March 12
UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County Office
127 Hollywood Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Whether you’re interested in edibles, flowering plants, or simply learning how to enjoy your yard more by working less, these classes are for you. Topics will include seasonal suggestions for both beginner and experienced gardeners, based on research-based guidelines from the University of Florida. Come and learn to garden more effectively in a Florida-Friendly way.

The class will have a different Okaloosa County Master Gardener or Extension Agent each week.


  • Container Gardening
  • Orchid Basics
  • Growing, Drying, and Cooking with Herbs
  • Getting Ready for Another Lawn-growing Season
  • Bonsai Basics
  • Plant Diseases and Deficiencies
  • Landscape Design with Native Plants
  • Shade Gardening

You won’t want to miss a single class!


This eight-week course is offered through the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL). You may register from 9am to noon on the following dates in January: 5, 8, 9, or 10th at the University of West Florida Emerald Coast Campus at 1170 MLK Jr Blvd in Fort Walton Beach. More information on registering.

Tuition for the course is $50, but you can take up to an additional three CLL classes for the $50 tuition. The Gardening in the Florida Panhandle classes will take place at the UF/IFAS Extension Okaloosa County office at 127 Hollywood Blvd in Fort Walton Beach on Monday mornings from 10 am to 11:45 am from January 22 through March 12. (Map)

For more information please call (850) 863-6548 or visit the Center for Lifelong Learning website.


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