Each Public Service Center is an information desk, based at a Broward County Park and serving the residents of that park’s neighborhood. Each center will be staffed by a Master Gardener with Internet and printer access, a telephone, and a microscope.
How many centers are there and where are they located?
There will be six centers: C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Rd., Pembroke Pines; Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area, 5591 N.W. 74th Place, Coconut Creek; Plantation Heritage Park, 1100 S. Fig Tree Lane, Plantation; Tradewinds Park & Stables, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek; and T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood.
Do the centers replace the 954-357-5121 Master Gardener main telephone number?
Yes. It will no longer be possible for a resident to call and speak to a live Master Gardener. Callers will be instructed either to leave a message, to email MasterGardener@broward.org, or to visit the nearest Public Service Center.
What are the days and hours?
Days and hours of service vary by center. Call the park of your choice to find out its schedule. C.B. Smith at 954-357-5170, Central Broward Regional at 954-357-5400, Hillsboro Pineland at 954-357-5100, Plantation Heritage at 954-357-5135, Tradewinds at 954-357-8870, or T.Y. at 954-357-8811.
When will the centers open?
All six were up and running as of June 17, 2013.
How do I find a center within a specific park?
Go to the main park office, where staff will direct you to that park’s center. The front desk will also have the center’s schedule.
How do I find out more about becoming a Master Gardener myself?
Visit the Parks and Recreation Website, broward.org/parks, go to Extension Education in the left navigation, then follow the link to the Master Gardener Program at the bottom of the left navigation, or call 954-357-5270.