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

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

Published: May 1st, 2018

In this issue of our quarterly newsletter, I am pleased to share with you some very exciting news. Arrangements have now been completed for the University of Florida to acquire […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: May 1st, 2018

Our spring plant sale was a tremendous success and I have to credit that in large part to the outstanding work our many program groups contributed. Each of our therapeutic […]

Erin Alvarez

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Alvarez

Published: May 1st, 2018

Native Floridian Erin Alvarez comes from a multi-generational family of gardeners. She describes her relationship with nature as starting “at birth” and has been gardening with her family for as […]

Human Health & Plants Research: <br>Horticultural Therapy and Schizophrenia

Human Health & Plants Research:
Horticultural Therapy and Schizophrenia

Published: May 1st, 2018

A newly published study in 2018 reported that horticultural therapy (HT) resulted in improvement of the psychopathological status of patients with chronic schizophrenia. A total of 28 schizophrenia patients were […]

ASD Program Update

ASD Program Update

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

Greetings from the ASD Job Skills Training Program! I began the Fall semester at the National Autism Association Conference in New Orleans. It was an honor of a lifetime to meet […]

Peg Richardson

Artist in Residence Joins Wilmot Gardens

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

Wilmot Gardens is pleased to announce that Peg Richardson will be joining the team as the first “Artist in Residence”. She has set up a modest studio space and gallery […]

Human Health & Plants Research: What Happens When We View Pictures of Cityscapes and Garden Landscapes?

Human Health & Plants Research: What Happens When We View Pictures of Cityscapes and Garden Landscapes?

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

A small study was conducted in Korea with 18 young adults consisting of nine women and nine men. The research published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public […]

Ray Odeh

Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Odeh

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

During high school, in the hopes of qualifying for the Bright Futures scholarship program, Ray Odeh began looking for service opportunities in his local community of Sarasota, Florida. He volunteered […]

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

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

Published: Jan 31st, 2018

For many of us 2018 is off to a wet and very chilly start. As I glance across the gardens from the conference center this morning, freeze cloth dominates much […]

Volunteer Spotlight:
John Bean

Published: Oct 31st, 2017

Since joining Wilmot Gardens as a regular volunteer in May of 2016, John Bean has dedicated over 1,000 hours to the improvement and maintenance of the gardens. John now spends […]