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Construction of Chapman Healing Garden Complete

The Chapman Healing Garden will provide another venue for patients and the public to experience the therapeutic benefits of greenspaces and will expand Wilmot Gardens’ diverse garden settings. Specifically, the […]

Therapeutic Horticulture Program now enrolling

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Wilmot Gardens seeks volunteers

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Therapeutic Horticulture Program Awarded UF Medical Guild Grant

Therapeutic Horticulture Program Awarded UF Medical Guild Grant

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: John Maruniak

Volunteer Spotlight: John Maruniak

In the 1970s, John Maruniak was enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Florida studying fine arts. During this time, John occasionally visited Wilmot Gardens with friends and […]

Spring Volunteer Workdays

Spring Volunteer Workdays

All are invited to join Wilmot Gardens staff and volunteers during regularly scheduled Volunteer Workdays, which occur throughout the year. Individuals with all skill levels will be engaged in restoring […]

Human Health and Plants Research: Walking is Good, Walking in Nature Even Better

Human Health and Plants Research: Walking is Good, Walking in Nature Even Better

A recent European study (Gidlow, CJ (2016) J. Environ. Psychol. 45, 22-29) suggests that taking a 30-minute walk through a natural landscape with or without views of water is more […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

We’ve had a busy few months in the therapeutic horticulture program and in addition to updating you on the goings-on under the glass, I’d also like to take this opportunity […]

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For Sale Now at the Greenhouse: Succulents

For Sale Now at the Greenhouse: Succulents

Wilmot Gardens Testimonials

"Wilmot Gardens is a great example of the history of horticulture on the University of Florida campus."

- Wendy Wilber, Alachua County Urban Horticulture Extension Agent