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Spring Volunteer Workdays

Spring Volunteer Workdays

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

All are invited to join Wilmot Gardens staff and volunteers during regularly scheduled Volunteer Workdays, which occur throughout the year. Individuals with all skill levels will be engaged in restoring […]

Human Health and Plants Research: Walking is Good, Walking in Nature Even Better

Human Health and Plants Research: Walking is Good, Walking in Nature Even Better

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

A recent European study (Gidlow, CJ (2016) J. Environ. Psychol. 45, 22-29) suggests that taking a 30-minute walk through a natural landscape with or without views of water is more […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

We’ve had a busy few months in the therapeutic horticulture program and in addition to updating you on the goings-on under the glass, I’d also like to take this opportunity […]

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

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

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

I hope that you and your loved ones enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and that 2017 is off to a great start. We remain extremely busy landscaping the Chapman Healing […]

Human Health and Plants Research:  Can Greenery Around the Home Increase Longevity?

Human Health and Plants Research: Can Greenery Around the Home Increase Longevity?

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

Researchers wanted to know if the amount of greenness surrounding the home had an influence on the mortality rate of women. Using the Nurses’ Health Study prospective cohort of over 108,000 […]

Construction of Chapman Healing Garden Complete

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

The Chapman Healing Garden will provide another venue for patients and the public to experience the therapeutic benefits of greenspaces and will expand Wilmot Gardens’ diverse garden settings. Specifically, the […]

2nd Annual Fall Plant Sale to be held Dec. 3 & 4

2nd Annual Fall Plant Sale to be held Dec. 3 & 4

Published: Oct 11th, 2016

The second annual Fall Plant Sale at Wilmot Gardens is the perfect place to get inspired and pick up some new plants for your home garden. This year’s sale will […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Irma Velez

Volunteer Spotlight: Irma Velez

Published: Oct 10th, 2016

As North Florida’s winter gloom settled on Gainesville, freshman Irma Velez became deeply homesick for her native Miami. “In Miami, it is always warm and colorful,” reflected Velez, who was living […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Oct 10th, 2016

Our fall therapeutic horticulture sessions kicked off in mid-September in the Greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens. We are excited about the addition of two new groups to our programs: the first […]

Wilmot Gardens breaks ground on the Chapman Healing Garden

Published: Sep 27th, 2016

Learn more recent enhancements to the gardens.