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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 […]

Human Health and Plants Research: Might Residential Greenness During Childhood Lower Risk of Psychiatric Disorders?

Published: Jun 4th, 2019

Researchers in Denmark wanted to know if the amount of greenery surrounding residences from the time of birth to age ten would influence the relative risk of the onset of […]

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

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

Published: Jun 4th, 2019

The 2018-2019 academic year at UF will have drawn to a close by the time you receive this newsletter. What follows is a brief report describing many of the activities […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Byers

Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Byers

Published: Feb 18th, 2019

Sydney Byers is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida currently studying psychology on the pre-med educational track. On course to graduate in December, Sydney has been an active volunteer in the […]