Parks That Teach

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side ...

(Notice: Parks That Teach is on vacation for the summer.  Walks will resume on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9:30 a.m.  The walks will be the first Saturday of the month and the third Wednesday of the month from October 2018 through May 2019.)

The “Parks that Teach” corridor of the City’s Pathways.   Guided tours will be led by the University of Florida’s Master Gardeners, individuals who have completed an extensive training course in gardening sponsored by the University of Florida.  As you walk thru the pathway, you will view the unique ecosystems of the mangroves, identify trees and shrubs, and you will learn how these plants can fit into your home landscape.  In addition, experience the habitats that support many different Florida creatures including alligators, wading birds, turtles, fish, raccoons, and crabs.  

The Master Gardener guides will introduce native, non-native Florida Friendly (good to plant ) and invasive plants (not good to plant) and the difference between each.  Learn about the importance of the mangrove community, it’s value as a habitat and the support it provides as nursery grounds for fish, birds, crabs and other creatures as well as the ability of the mangroves to survive under low oxygen and saline environments

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Held from October thru May on the


of the Month at 9:30AM

Walks depart from the Punta Gorda Charlotte Library

located at 401 Shreve St.

 Parking available in the library parking lot.

Tours will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. 

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. 

For additional information or to schedule a group tour

call the Master Gardener's at


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