Florida Landscaping Expert Certification Program

The Florida Landscaping Expert Certification Program was developed to meet the need for a standard curriculum of information about the issues of landscaping in the subtropics. The program is for those who serve on a landscaping committee or are participating in a Garden Club of members who are responsible for the common areas of their Homeowners’ Associations.

The Florida Landscaping Expert Program is a modular curriculum that is delivered over 12 hours. After attending the four 3–hour sessions, participants will receive an Everglades Wonder Garden Certificate of Achievement and certification as a Florida Landscaping Expert. If you are unable to attend all four sessions (barring unforeseen circumstances) please postpone taking this course until the next time it is offered. Space is limited.


  • Session I – Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Session II – Thursday, January 25, 2018
  • Session III – Thursday, February 8, 2018
  • Session IV – Thursday, February 22, 2018

Morning session: Doors open at 8:30 a.m. when a light breakfast will be served. The program begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon.

Afternoon session: Doors open 12:30 p.m. The program begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

Bring comfortable clothing because a portion of the program will be held outside.

The sessions will be held at the Everglades Wonder Gardens, Environmental Learning Center, 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. There is ample parking on the north side of the Wonder Gardens’ property, directly behind the Twisted Tangle Café.

Topics Include:

  • Living in a Subtropical Climate
  • Using Plants in Landscaping
  • Right Plant in the Right Place
  • Shrubs and Trees
  • Proper Pruning
  • All About Palms
  • Florida Statutes and Landscaping
  • Essentials of Mulch
  • Understanding Turf Management
  • Irrigation: Key to Success

Materials/Supplies fee: $49 Register

Register Here for Morning


Register Here for Afternoon


Mary Pearce, Program Coordinator (Volunteer) mdpearce103@gmail.com 239-498-5700

The Florida Landscaping Expert Certification Program is sponsored by:
Forestry Resources
Sundance Orchids and Bromeliads
Site One Landscaping Supply
Brown and Brown Insurance
Guardian Property management