Wilmot Botanical Gardens

To preserve and enhance these historic gardens as a verdant space and living laboratory dedicated to improving the quality of life of its visitors through plant interactions, education and research.

Baby Gator students visit the greenhouse
Baby Gator students visit Wilmot Botanical Gardens while Leah Diehl, director of the therapeutic horticulture program, shows them around the greenhouse.

Wilmot Botanical Gardens Partnerships

For programming that involves patient care, research and educational activities, Wilmot Botanical Gardens is closely aligned with the Department of Environmental Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Florida. For administrative and fiscal affairs, Wilmot Botanical Gardens reports directly to the dean’s office in the College of Medicine. Operating funds are derived largely through extramural grants and philanthropy. Our organization is unique in that no similar unit exists on the UF campus or at any other major university in the southeast.