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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 […]

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

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

Published: Aug 1st, 2018

Most of my past messages have addressed activities and events within the gardens, largely after the fact. In this quarterly newsletter, I will draw your attention to a very severe […]

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 […]

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 […]