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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 […]

Fall 2017 ASD Program Update

Fall 2017 ASD Program Update

Published: Oct 31st, 2017

As the newest member of the Wilmot Gardens team, I feel I’ve found my home. I’ve always felt that nature, particularly water and plants, have a healing power. I’ve witnessed […]

Nature at Work and at Home and Employee Well-being

Nature at Work and at Home and Employee Well-being

Published: Oct 31st, 2017

A 2017 study by Korpela and colleagues published in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning explored how different forms of exposure to nature at work and at home influenced employee […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Oct 31st, 2017

Despite the persistent warm temperatures in Gainesville, summer has come to an end and we have started our fall programming. It’s been great to see familiar faces as well as […]

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

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

Published: Oct 31st, 2017

Hurricane Irma has come and gone and those of us associated with the Wilmot Gardens have been able to breathe a giant sigh of relief. With one but very important […]

Volunteer Spotlight:
Kim Lepore

Published: Jul 28th, 2017

In December of 2013, Kim Lepore was busy finalizing her studies with the IFAS Florida Master Gardener program. At a tabling event focused on connecting burgeoning master gardeners with local […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Jul 28th, 2017

Greetings from the Greenhouse! Once our therapeutic horticulture (TH) programming ends in May, the greenhouse tends to quiet down quite a bit. We still get many summer visitors wandering in […]

Human Health and Plants Research: Health Benefits of Nearby Nature

Human Health and Plants Research: Health Benefits of Nearby Nature

Published: Jul 28th, 2017

A study published in 2017 by Cox and colleagues, reported remarkable multiple health benefits of nearby nature, such as having a private garden or the amount of neighborhood vegetation cover. […]

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

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

Published: Jul 28th, 2017

In 2012, our team at the Wilmot Gardens initiated a patient care program, therapeutic horticulture. Since that time, the program under the direction of Ms. Elizabeth (Leah) Diehl ably assisted […]

Human Health and Plants Research: Horticultural Therapy, Dementia and Mental Health

Human Health and Plants Research: Horticultural Therapy, Dementia and Mental Health

Published: Apr 28th, 2017

A new study on horticultural therapy (HT) and mental health published in the journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health in 2017, isn’t a traditional singular study, but a systematic evaluation […]