Wilmot Gardens’ Second Annual Spring Plant Sale

Published: March 13th, 2017

Category: Announcements

The second annual Spring Plant Sale at Wilmot Gardens will take place in the greenhouse and surrounding grounds on Friday, April 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Garden lovers will find both sought after collectibles and popular favorites. Available ornamental plants highlighted in the sale will include camellias, coleus, caladiums, succulents, herbs and edibles. Shoppers can browse a variety of decorative garden containers and terrariums, many of which were created by participants in the Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Wilmot Gardens.

Completing the restoration and enhancement of Wilmot Gardens is a substantial initiative and financial resources are one of the most needed commodities. Wilmot Gardens and the therapeutic horticulture program are primarily supported by private donations, grants and profits generated by semi-annual plant sales. All proceeds generated at the plant sale are used to sustain the garden and the therapeutic horticulture program.

In order to present the widest possible variety of plants, quantities of each are limited and popular items may sell out quickly. Shoppers are advised to arrive early for the best selection. Knowledgeable staff members and volunteers will be available during the sale to provide recommendations and answer questions.

Admission to the sale is free and cash or check payments will be accepted. Those who work on campus are encouraged to visit at lunch or before leaving campus. Friday parking will be limited to the Wilmot Gardens’ parking lot. Weekend parking is free on campus for all surface lots. Note that normal parking fees will apply for all parking decks on campus. Parking and loading attendants will be available for assistance as needed. Wilmot Gardens is located at the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Mowry Road on the University of Florida main campus. For additional information about the plant sale contact Bailey Hillman at (352) 273-5832 or bahillman@ufl.edu.