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Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Thanks to Covid-19, there is not a lot of news to report in terms of the greenhouse or therapeutic horticulture program. While we are anxious to get programming started again, we don’t know yet when that will happen. In the meantime, thought I could share information on some…

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

Despite the continuing adverse effects of COVID-19 on our routine activities at the Wilmot Botanical Gardens, a great deal has happened since you received our last quarterly newsletter in May of this year. To begin, I am pleased to inform you that the Board of Directors of the American Camellia…

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

I have been thinking a lot about change lately, as are all of us in the face of recent world events. But there have been other major changes in my life recently – my oldest child started college this year, my middle child started high school, and my…

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

There is hardly an individual in this country and beyond who has not been impacted significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, by the time you read this message all of us will be emerging from what is undoubtedly the worst disaster we have experienced in our lifetime. We too have…

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

One of the sensory tools we use in horticultural therapy is smell. I’ve been appreciating this tool a lot recently because one of my favorite fragrant orchids is blooming in the greenhouse right now. Have you ever been walking along when all of a sudden you catch a…

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

This is one of the most beautiful times of the year to stroll through the Wilmot Botanical Gardens. A large number of camellias and many of the azaleas are in bloom despite the recent two day cold snap. We are especially pleased to see that the vast majority of the…