Volume 1, Issue 1                                                       October 14, 2016    

From the Director's Desk:

Thoughts of a Weed Puller

It is my pleasure to introduce the first quarterly newsletter from Wilmot Gardens. The purpose of the newsletter is to keep you better informed about ongoing activities, new projects and innovative programs that are taking place in ...


The white camellia became a symbol for women's right to vote in New Zealand in the late 19th century.

2nd Annual Fall Plant Sale to be held Dec. 3 & 4

The second annual Fall Plant Sale at Wilmot Gardens is the perfect place to get inspired and pick up some new plants for your home garden ...


Under the Glass: 

News from the Greenhouse

Our fall therapeutic horticulture sessions kicked off in mid-September in the Greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens. We are excited about the addition of two new groups to our programs: the first group, which is affiliated with the UF ...


Construction of Chapman Healing Garden Complete

The Chapman Healing Garden will provide another venue for patients and the public to experience the therapeutic benefits of ...


Human Health & Plants Research:

Can Greenery Around the Home Increase Longevity?

Researchers wanted to know if the amount of greenness surrounding the home had an influence on mortality rate of women. Using the Nurses’ Health Study prospective cohort ...


Volunteer Spotlight: Irma Velez

As North Florida's winter gloom settled on Gainesville, freshman Irma Velez became deeply homesick for her native Miami. "In Miami, it is always warm and colorful," reflected Velez, who was living in Hume Hall and studying zoology in the 1970s. "I really wanted to go home ...


What's in bloom?

Volunteers have been hard at work this summer in the Bromeliad Garden, which is now displaying vibrant red and purple blooms for all to appreciate.

Fall Volunteer Workdays

Join us from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

• Sat., Oct. 22

• Sat., Nov. 5

• Sat., Dec. 10