Volunteer Spotlight:
Kim Lepore

In December of 2013, Kim Lepore was busy finalizing her studies with the IFAS Florida Master Gardener program. At a tabling event focused on connecting burgeoning master gardeners with local […]

Volunteer Opportunities
at Wilmot Gardens

View our volunteer schedule for 2017 and learn more about other ways to support the historic gardens.

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 […]

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Recent News

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Jul 28th, 2017

Greetings from the Greenhouse! Once our therapeutic horticulture (TH) programming ends in May, the greenhouse tends to quiet down quite a bit. We still get many summer visitors wandering in […]

Human Health and Plants Research: Health Benefits of Nearby Nature

Human Health and Plants Research: Health Benefits of Nearby Nature

Jul 28th, 2017

A study published in 2017 by Cox and colleagues, reported remarkable multiple health benefits of nearby nature, such as having a private garden or the amount of neighborhood vegetation cover. […]

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

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

Jul 28th, 2017

In 2012, our team at the Wilmot Gardens initiated a patient care program, therapeutic horticulture. Since that time, the program under the direction of Ms. Elizabeth (Leah) Diehl ably assisted […]

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Upcoming Events

Sep23

September Volunteer Workday

From 8:00am until 12:00pm

Oct21

October Volunteer Workday

From 9:00am until 1:00pm

Nov11

November Volunteer Workday

From 9:00am until 1:00pm

Dec9

December Volunteer Workday

From 9:00am until 1:00pm

Wilmot Gardens Newsletter

Wilmot Gardens Newsletter