Erin Alvarez

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Alvarez

Native Floridian Erin Alvarez comes from a multi-generational family of gardeners. She describes her relationship with nature as starting “at birth” and has been gardening with her family for as […]

Peg Richardson

Artist in Residence Joins Wilmot Gardens

Wilmot Gardens is pleased to announce that Peg Richardson will be joining the team as the first “Artist in Residence”. She has set up a modest studio space and gallery […]

Volunteer Opportunities
at Wilmot Gardens

Individual student volunteers can join the Earn a Brick program, which requires 50 volunteer hours to earn a free engraved pathway brick to recognize your efforts in maintenance of the 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 […]

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Recent News

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

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

May 1st, 2018

In this issue of our quarterly newsletter, I am pleased to share with you some very exciting news. Arrangements have now been completed for the University of Florida to acquire […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

May 1st, 2018

Our spring plant sale was a tremendous success and I have to credit that in large part to the outstanding work our many program groups contributed. Each of our therapeutic […]

Human Health & Plants Research: <br>Horticultural Therapy and Schizophrenia

Human Health & Plants Research:
Horticultural Therapy and Schizophrenia

May 1st, 2018

A newly published study in 2018 reported that horticultural therapy (HT) resulted in improvement of the psychopathological status of patients with chronic schizophrenia. A total of 28 schizophrenia patients were […]

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Now Blooming: African Iris

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