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 a 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.

2021 Dates

Session I – Friday, March 19th              Session III – Friday, April 16th

Session II – Friday, April 2nd                 Session IV – Friday, April 30th

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

The sessions will be held at the Wonder Gardens 27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs. There is ample parking on the north side of the Wonder Gardens’ property.

Registration fee: $49

Topics include:


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

Sessions are indoors and outdoors and include hands-on activities.


Sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsor – Greenscapes

Gold Sponsors – Site One, Southwest Spreading

Silver Sponsors –