Gardening is a great way to relieve stress, boost self-esteem, reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease. Gardening has also been found to increase your immune system, hand strength and dexterity. Gardening has also been linked to decreasing mental illness and depression while also increasing brain health and reducing the risk to Alzheimer's and dementia.
Want to get started? Check out the University of Florida's IFAS Extension Starting a Garden page for information on Garden Basics, Choosing Plants, Layout, Garden Care, Garden Problems and Propagation.
Unsure of what to plant when, check out the Florida Gardening Calendar for a monthly guide for what to plant and do in your garden. Interested in planting vegetables? Check out Broward County's South Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide.
Have a passion for gardening? Broward County offers a Master Gardener Program, check out this brochure for additional information.
The City has partnered with the Rotary Club of Coral Springs to manage the City's Community Garden, located at the SportsPlex adjacent to the Dr. Steven G. Paul Dog Park, 2575 Sportsplex Drive. The Community Garden has been running since 2011, there are 54 garden boxes for individuals, families or groups to rent out for the year. Vegetables and herbs are grown here and donated to homeless shelters. Check out the Community Garden webpage or contact 754-200-1788 for more information.