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Hillsborough County's First Garden Park

Our mission is to provide education and to serve as a sustainable model for organic gardening, native landscaping, and related technologies while providing opportunities to participate in healthy outdoor activities, responsible environmental leadership, growing organic food, and community building.

Take a look around this web site to learn more about our garden, its members and find links to helpful gardening resources.

AARP Gives back to the Community Food Pantry with the season's first harvest of banana and jalapeño peppers, collard greens, and bok choy. 

Nature Coast Chapter of  the Florida Native Plant Society Tours VISTA 11/18/2023

Community Gardens

"According to the Trust for Public Land, “today there are more than 29,000 garden plots in city parks in just the 100 largest U.S. Cities.” That is a lot of space and a lot of leverage, and it doesn’t even include gardens at
faith communities, non-profits, businesses, private land, and those in smaller cities, suburban communities, and rural areas!" 

Alyssa McKim,
Contributor to the American Community Gardening Association magazine 

Arbor Day 2023

Touring Garden
Delivery of the Marlberry
Introducing the new Marlberry tree
Moonlight Garden Circle with Marlberry Tree
Welcoming the Marlberry Tree on Arbor Day, January 20, 2023
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Wildflower Garden Committee:Benefits of Native Plants for Vegetable Growing  

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Wildflower Garden Committee: Native Plant of the month:


Dotted Horsemint 

VISTA Celebrates

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VISTA celebrates our current and past members



VISTA was recognized for enhancing the community 

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Our organic gardens  and native landscapes promote sustainability

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Future VISTA Gardeners

At VISTA we not only nurture or plants we nurture children to become future gardeners.


VISTA’s new Wildflower Garden 

VISTA Awarded VIVA Florida Grant

Let the Sun Shine:
How we’re eradicating weeds with sunshine, and you can too.

Say Hello to VISTA’s Wildflower Garden Resident Experts!

The Art of Gardening

Gardening Equipment

Pollinator Gardens

With approximately 75 percent of all food crops grown in the United States depending on pollinator animals, the Pollinator Gardens at VISTA aid in producing ample crops.