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4-H Horticulture ID and Judging

Horticulture is the art and science of growing fruits and nuts, vegetables, flowers and foliage plants and ornamental plants. Horticulture is a profession, a vocation, a hobby, an industry, and a way of life for millions of people. Horticulture is very important to Florida's economy and is vital to everyone's health and well-being.


Youth who take part in the 4-H horticulture project can:

  • Learn to plan, care for, and manage vegetable and/or flower gardens, lawns, or commercial horticultural crops.
  • Learn about pest management.
  • Learn basic facts about plants and soils.
  • Apply knowledge by experimenting with plants in a laboratory or in the field.
  • Learn about landscaping and water gardens

Adult showing youth how to pot plants

2024 State Horticulture ID and Judging Contest 

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Location: Plant Science Research and Education Unit | 2556 W. Highway 318 Citra, FL 32113

Registration: Open April 1 and will close June 1 via 4-H Online

Check in: 9:00am 

Cost: $10 per member, no charge for Cloverbuds

Youth Orientation: 9:45am

Contest Begins: 10:00am. Contest should last around 2 hours

  • Youth contest participants will need to bring the following items: 
    • Clip board
    • Pencils
    • Smile
  • Family members attending the event may want to bring:
    • Lawn chair-If you want to sit outside the building.
    • Snacks-There are a few restaurants nearby for lunch options.
    • Water
    • Camera- You are welcome to take photos of the plant specimens after the contest.

Helpful Resources and Study Materials for Agents, Volunteers, and Youth  


4-H Horticulture I.D. and Judging Contest Information Video

Interested in joining or coaching a team for the Florida 4-H Horticulture I.D. and Judging Event? If so, this webinar contains important information about the contest and the resources you can use to learn more about the Florida State 4-H Horticulture I. D. and Judging Contest.


Geralyn Sachs
Regional Specialized 4-H Agent III/ Central District