Master Gardener volunteers participate in a number of activities, sometimes acting as teachers and other times as students.


Webinars provide a convenient and free professional development option for people who want to learn new strategies and tools without taking time off work and paying travel expenses. Each hour-long session will be recorded and available on our website to view whenever you'd like.

Plant Identification and Judging Competition

Each year during the Florida Master Gardener conference, teams of Master Gardener volunteers from different counties compete against each other in the 4-H plant identification and judging competition. The teams must successfully identify a number of different plant samples, as well as judge specific plant specimens on their appearance and vigor.

The winning county receives a plaque and their county name is added to the Dean's Award plaque, which is posted in McCarty Hall.

Participants benefit from the added plant knowledge and can helpĀ prepare youth to participate in competitions that take place at the 4-H Congress and at other times throughout the state.

Competition Forms

Florida Plant ID Learning Module

Images and information on 200 vegetables, fruits, flowers and landscape plants are included. Use the handy self-test option to judge your progress.