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Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Jan 31st, 2020

One of the sensory tools we use in horticultural therapy is smell. I’ve been appreciating this tool a lot recently because one of my favorite fragrant orchids is blooming in […]

Human Health & Plants Research: Green Space and the Health and Well-Being of University Students

Published: Jan 31st, 2020

Abundant research has demonstrated psychological benefits associated with exposure to and immersion in green spaces and natural environments. While the campuses of most colleges and universities possess ample green space […]

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

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

Published: Jan 31st, 2020

This is one of the most beautiful times of the year to stroll through the Wilmot Botanical Gardens. A large number of camellias and many of the azaleas are in […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Nov 7th, 2019

Happy (hot) Fall! This has been an extremely extended summer season for us Floridians, and also for our plants. The greenhouse is just starting to cool down and I can […]

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

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

Published: Nov 7th, 2019

Volunteers continue to play a major role in the maintenance and enhancement of the Wilmot Botanical Gardens. I am reminded of this fact each fall when classes resume at UF […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meredith Schoppe

Volunteer Spotlight: Meredith Schoppe

Published: Nov 7th, 2019

Meredith Schoppe originally became interested in volunteering in the Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Wilmot Botanical Gardens during her junior year of studies at the University of Florida. As an undergraduate […]

Human Health & Plants Research: Urban Nature Experiences Lower Physiological Indicators of Stress

Published: Nov 7th, 2019

There is increasing evidence that both an active or passive nature experience (NE) can reduce psychological stress (PS), and provide other psychosocial therapeutic benefits. Yet how best to define and […]

Human Health & Plants Research: Can Gardening Improve Your Cognitive Functions and Memory?

Human Health & Plants Research: Can Gardening Improve Your Cognitive Functions and Memory?

Published: Aug 30th, 2019

The therapeutic benefits of gardening on cognition have been suggested in several studies across a range of populations including the elderly and those displaying cognitive impairments. Given that gardening appears […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Aug 30th, 2019

It’s been a pretty quiet summer at the therapeutic horticulture greenhouse – because of the uncomfortable heat and humidity we take a summer hiatus from therapeutic horticulture activities. Most of […]

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

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

Published: Aug 30th, 2019

Excitement is building on the UF campus as we begin the new academic year. Some ongoing as well as new initiatives to enhance the Wilmot Botanical Gardens will also commence […]