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Leave a Legacy and Support Wilmot Botanical Gardens – Purchase a Gift Brick or Bench Today!

To support the maintenance and enhancement of Wilmot Botanical Gardens’ horticultural beauty and the therapeutic horticulture program, you may purchase an engraved brick to be laid along one of the […]

Volunteer Opportunities at Wilmot Botanical Gardens

We accept volunteers from master gardeners to those with no gardening experience at all. Individual University of Florida student volunteers can join the Earn a Brick program, which requires 50 […]

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Wilmot Botanical Gardens added to list of American Camellia Trail gardens in July

On July 2, 2020, WBG received news that it had been selected to be added to the list of the American Camellia Trail Gardens, a project of the American Camellia […]

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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: Fakahatchee Grass

Not only is Fackahatchee grass, also known as Eastern gamagrass, a Florida native and an excellent choice for landscaping, it also serves as larval plant food for the Byssus Skipper butterfly. Follow this link for more information. Grow and enjoy!img

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"It is Wilmot Botanical Gardens, and it is a veritable Eden hidden within the concrete and chaos of the UF campus."

- Jamison Webb, Florida Physician

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Now Blooming: Hanging lobster claw (Heliconia rostrata)

Hanging lobster claw (Heliconia rostrata)

Hanging lobster claw (Heliconia rostrata)