Featured Upcoming Events

Jul 9

What are the Discovery Gardens?

The New River Discovery Gardens feature a seasonal flower garden, a Florida native plants garden, a butterfly garden, an interactive children’s sensory garden, and a community garden. The library works closely with the County Cooperative Extension and the Florida Master Gardeners to provide a complete gardening resource. 

 Using the Discovery Gardens

  • Attend a class taught by an instructor. Find upcoming classes and activities online at www.pascolibraries.org.
    Here are some examples of recent classes:
    • All about Raised Garden BEds
    • Backyard Fruit
    • Caring for Your Florida Yard
    • Edible Landscapes
  • Come to one of our seasonal plant swaps to share your plant cuttings and discover something new. 
  • Attend the monthly Garden Club events to learn and share ideas. 
  • Take a self-guided tour of the various discovery gardens during the library’s hours of operation. 
  • Speak with a staff member about reserving a plant bed in the community garden. 


  • All work areas and equipment must be cleaned and put away after use. 
  • Please note a signed liability waiver is required prior to using the plant beds. 
  • The Discovery Gardens may be used by patrons under the age of 16 when accompanied by a parent or caregiver. 
  • Patrons who have allergies or other concerns about gardening outdoors should consult a healthcare professional prior to use. 


Discovery Gardens


New River Branch Library

34043 State Road 54

Wesley Chapel, FL 33543


Contact the library at (813) 788-6375 to learn more about the Discovery Gardens. 

See the Calendar of Events to search for community garden activities here.