Links

picture of a Florida public garden





    Educational

  • Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants ~ The Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants is a invaluable tool, providing distribution maps for every plant found growing in the wild in Florida, both native and introduced. In addition to the distribution maps, this site has hundreds of photographs of native plants.
  • Florida Master Naturalist Program ~ promotes awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida's natural world among Florida's citizens and visitors.
  • Florida's Native Plants ~ contains useful information about native gardening, plants for birds and butterflies.
  • UF Wildlife Extension ~ To serve, advise, and develop educational programs for Florida citizens in conjunction with county extension agents and other state, county, and local organizations interested in wildlife issues.
  • Native Plants Network ~ Providing technical and practical information on the growing and planting of North American (Canada, US, and Mexico) native plants for restoration, conservation, reforestation, landscaping, roadsides, and so on.
  • The Institute for Regional Conservation ~ Focuses on the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity on a regional basis, and the prevention of regional extinctions of rare plants, animals and ecosystems.
  • University of Florida's Trees of Florida ~ Comprehensive site that includes much detailed information on our state's trees.
  • Your Florida Backyard ~ Good all-around site focusing on native plants, birding, and butterfly gardening.

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    Gardens

  • Bok Tower Gardens ~ Botanical garden in Lake Wales, Florida, situated atop one of the highest points in peninsular Florida at 298 feet above sea level. Native plants features include scrub and sand hill restorations as well as extensive areas landscaped with native plants.
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ~ Located in Miami, Florida, fairchild Tropical Garden is a large botanic garden housing several thousand kinds of plants, native and non-native southern Florida trees and shrubs are included in the collection.
  • Heathcote Botanical Gardens ~ Fort Pierce, FL
  • IRREC Linear Garden ~ Fort Pierce, FL
  • IRREC Teaching Garden ~ Fort Pierce, FL
  • Mounts Botanical Garden ~ A thirteen-acre botanic garden in West Palm Beach, Florida, Mounts Botanic Garden has several displays of native Plants.
  • Pan's Garden ~ A beautiful botanical garden devoted to preserving Florida’s native plants.

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    Organizations/Societies

  • Florida Natural Areas Inventory ~ The FNAI serves as a central depository for information on threatened or endangered natural habitats, plants, and animals in Florida.
  • Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative ~ Informative brochures, planting information, seed availability, and photo gallery.
  • The Florida Native Plant Society ~ An organization that promotes the Preservation, Conservation, and Restoration of the Native Plants and Native Plant Communities of Florida.
  • The Florida Wildflower Foundation ~ The Florida Wildflower Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich lives with Florida’s native wildflowers. The website contains a multitude of information about Florida’s native wildflowers including information and links on identifying, growing and landscaping with Florida’s native wildflowers.
  • USDA Forest Service ~ Information on Florida's three national forests (Apalachicola, Ocala, and Osceola) may be found at this site.

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