Diehl Receives Champions for Change Award

On April 12, 2017, in coordination with UF Campus Earth Day, Elizabeth (Leah) Diehl, the director of the Therapeutic Horticulture Program at the Greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens, was awarded the […]

UF Medical Guild Grant Awarded to Therapeutic Horticulture Program

The Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Wilmot Gardens, directed by Elizabeth Diehl, registered horticultural therapist, received a $3,000 grant from the University of Florida Medical Guild in September. The mission of […]

Therapeutic Horticulture Program now enrolling

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Wilmot Gardens seeks volunteers

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Human Health and Plants Research: Horticultural Therapy, Dementia and Mental Health

Human Health and Plants Research: Horticultural Therapy, Dementia and Mental Health

A new study on horticultural therapy (HT) and mental health published in the journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health in 2017, isn’t a traditional singular study, but a systematic evaluation […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Late winter and early spring are a wonderful time in the greenhouse. First, the temperature inside is warm and a bit balmy, even though the weather on the other side […]

From the Director’s Desk: Thoughts of a Weed Puller

From the Director’s Desk: Thoughts of a Weed Puller

On February 24, 2017, another milestone was reached at the Wilmot Gardens, the dedication and official opening of the Chapman Healing Garden. Also, on this same date, the Richard C. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: John Brunner

Volunteer Spotlight: John Brunner

After retiring from 22 years of service in the United States Navy, John Brunner settled in Gainesville where he attended the University of Florida as a Post Graduate student in […]

Wilmot Gardens’ Second Annual Spring Plant Sale

The second annual Spring Plant Sale at Wilmot Gardens will take place in the greenhouse and surrounding grounds on Friday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, […]

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For Sale Now at the Greenhouse: Succulents

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