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Human Health & Plants Research: Lifestyle, Gardening, and Dementia

Published: Feb 18th, 2019

Dementia has been estimated to afflict about six million in the United States in 2018 and is projected to increase to 14 million by 2050. Worldwide, the economic cost of […]

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

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

Published: Feb 18th, 2019

In our May 2018 quarterly newsletter I announced that the University of Florida had made arrangements to acquire approximately 680 camellias from the former Gordy family garden located a short […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Feb 18th, 2019

Greetings from the Greenhouse! Our spring programming is off to a great start, and we are happy to welcome a new group to the therapeutic horticulture program. This semester we […]

Human Health & Plants Research: Horticultural Therapy and Middle-aged Women’s Depression, Anxiety and Self-Identity

Human Health & Plants Research: Horticultural Therapy and Middle-aged Women’s Depression, Anxiety and Self-Identity

Published: Nov 8th, 2018

There is a growing awareness that middle-aged women disproportionately experience depression and anxiety. In South Korea, the occurrence of patients with depression increased by 12 percent from 2011 to 2015, […]

Kathleen & Michael

Volunteer Spotlight: Kathleen Violet Grey

Published: Nov 8th, 2018

In 2014, Kathleen Violet Grey and her husband, Michael Hitchcock, were visiting the UF Health Cancer Center for an appointment when they noticed an advertisement for a cancer patient program […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Nov 8th, 2018

The cool weather is rolling into town and the greenhouse is finally becoming a pleasant place to work! Our extended summer has tested the tenacity of both people and plants, […]

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

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

Published: Nov 8th, 2018

What is in a name? Over the past 66 years the Wilmot Gardens has been in existence, it has gone through several name changes. When it was planned originally in […]

Eric and Amy

ASD Program Update: Two Participants Pass the Certified Horticulture Professional Exam

Published: Aug 1st, 2018

Wilmot Gardens is proud to announce that two young scholars who completed the first cycle of the of ASD Job Skills Training Program at Wilmot Gardens, Amy Puccio and Eric […]

Monica Marrocco

Volunteer Spotlight: Monica Marrocco

Published: Aug 1st, 2018

In the summer of 2017, Monica Marrocco, then a sophomore at the University of Florida, was asked by a friend what she wanted to do with her life. Like many […]

Human Health & Plants Research: <br> Can Plants Help Reduce Stress of Children in Elementary School?

Human Health & Plants Research:
Can Plants Help Reduce Stress of Children in Elementary School?

Published: Aug 1st, 2018

Suppose engaging in activities with plants for less than one hour once a week could reduce stress and stress hormone levels in troubled elementary school children. It would be utterly […]