Nature lovers will soon have a chance to tour uniquely crafted gardens in Manatee County.

The University of Florida/IFS Extension Manatee County Master Gardeners will host free guided tours of their Educational Demonstration Gardens.

Starting March 15, visitors can enjoy one-hour tours through a variety of garden styles and techniques. Visitors will also learn about plants that perform well in Florida landscapes.

The garden tours will feature a greenhouse, as well as, vegetable, butterfly, and children’s gardens.  A maze and fruit tree area will also be part of the tour.

The Educational Gardens are located at the Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service at 13103 17th St. West in Palmetto.

For tour reservations and information, call the Master Gardener Plant Diagnostic Clinic at 941-722-4524.