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ASD Program Update

ASD Program Update

Published: January 31st, 2018

Greetings from the ASD Job Skills Training Program! I began the Fall semester at the National Autism Association Conference in New Orleans. It was an honor of a lifetime to meet […]

Human Health & Plants Research: What Happens When We View Pictures of Cityscapes and Garden Landscapes?

Human Health & Plants Research: What Happens When We View Pictures of Cityscapes and Garden Landscapes?

Published: January 31st, 2018

A small study was conducted in Korea with 18 young adults consisting of nine women and nine men. The research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public […]

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

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

Published: January 31st, 2018

For many of us 2018 is off to a wet and very chilly start. As I glance across the gardens from the conference center this morning, freeze cloth dominates much […]

Volunteer Spotlight:
John Bean

Published: October 31st, 2017

Since joining Wilmot Gardens as a regular volunteer in May of 2016, John Bean has dedicated over 1,000 hours to the improvement and maintenance of the gardens. John now spends […]

Fall 2017 ASD Program Update

Fall 2017 ASD Program Update

Published: October 31st, 2017

As the newest member of the Wilmot Gardens team, I feel I’ve found my home. I’ve always felt that nature, particularly water and plants, have a healing power. I’ve witnessed […]

Nature at Work and at Home and Employee Well-being

Nature at Work and at Home and Employee Well-being

Published: October 31st, 2017

A 2017 study by Korpela and colleagues published in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning explored how different forms of exposure to nature at work and at home influenced employee […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: October 31st, 2017

Despite the persistent warm temperatures in Gainesville, summer has come to an end and we have started our fall programming. It’s been great to see familiar faces as well as […]

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

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

Published: October 31st, 2017

Hurricane Irma has come and gone and those of us associated with the Wilmot Gardens have been able to breathe a giant sigh of relief. With one but very important […]

3rd Annual Camellia & Azalea Plant Sale

Published: September 18th, 2017

The third annual Camellia and Azalea Sale fundraiser at Wilmot Gardens is the perfect place to get inspired and pick up some new plants for your home garden. This year’s […]

Volunteer Spotlight:
Kim Lepore

Published: July 28th, 2017

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 […]