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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 […]

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

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

May 15th, 2020

There is hardly an individual in this country and beyond who has not been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, by the time you read this message all of […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

May 15th, 2020

I have been thinking a lot about change lately, as are all of us in the face of recent world events. But there have been other major changes in my […]

Human Health & Plants Research: Urban Park Characteristics that Promote Health and Restoration

May 15th, 2020

Recent “shelter in place” and “stay at home” orders have contributed to the increased stress that so many people are feeling these days. Moreover, this stress might be higher for […]

Plant of the Week: Heliconia

Add a dash of bright color and flare to your garden with some of these rainforest beauties - Heliconia. Follow this link for more information. Grow and enjoy!img

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Now Blooming: Hanging lobster claw (Heliconia rostrata)

Hanging lobster claw (Heliconia rostrata)

Hanging lobster claw (Heliconia rostrata)


Bromeliad bloom May 2020
Bromeliad bloom May 2020
Bromeliad blossom May 2020