EXPERIENCE VISTA GARDENS
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.
VISTA In The News
VISTA Gardens was recently spotlighted by Charley Belcher on Fox Good Morning Tampa Bay.
Thank you to those who participated both on and off camera. This interview would have not been possible without all of your hard work.
The company we bought the Pavilion from experienced some difficulties and we are very fortunate that they delivered on what we currently have.
Submission of updated drawings to the county- week of 12-1
Purchase and delivery of additional 8x8 posts, 2x6's and 2x4's, cement, red galvanized panels- week of 12-7
Installation of gabled ends and other changes. County inspection. Week of 12-14
Installation of cement pad and sidewalk- week of 12-14
Opening dedication and celebration of the Laddon Pavilion!- TBA
Native Plant Garden
Plants native to Florida are not the same as plants introduced from other places. Native plants provide conservation benefits that others rarely measure up to. When you select plants adapted to your growing conditions, they require very little attention once they are fully established. They will not need additional water and fertilizer to thrive, nor will they need pesticides to cope with typical insect pests. They also are the plants that will literally bring life to your landscape. Native plants form the only real foundation for Florida’s butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, hummingbirds, songbirds, and other interesting wildlife. Living landscapes connect us to the real world and create a sense of wonder in what would otherwise be sterile and uninteresting. You will not be limited in your choices or aesthetics. There are hundreds of wonderful plants to choose from.
Craig N. Huegel
VISTA's herb spiral enhances our ability to grow herbs and add beauty to our lovely garden.
Explore VISTA Trail
Come take a walk on the wild side. Enjoy one of the latest additions to VISTA Gardens, a walking trail. Enjoy a shaded walk through the woods and commune with nature.
Get in Touch
13572 S Village Dr, Tampa, FL 33618