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Human Health & Plants Research: Can Gardening Improve Your Cognitive Functions and Memory?

Human Health & Plants Research: Can Gardening Improve Your Cognitive Functions and Memory?

Published: Aug 30th, 2019

The therapeutic benefits of gardening on cognition have been suggested in several studies across a range of populations including the elderly and those displaying cognitive impairments. Given that gardening appears […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Aug 30th, 2019

It’s been a pretty quiet summer at the therapeutic horticulture greenhouse – because of the uncomfortable heat and humidity we take a summer hiatus from therapeutic horticulture activities. Most of […]

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

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

Published: Aug 30th, 2019

Excitement is building on the UF campus as we begin the new academic year. Some ongoing as well as new initiatives to enhance the Wilmot Botanical Gardens will also commence […]

Human Health and Plants Research: Might Residential Greenness During Childhood Lower Risk of Psychiatric Disorders?

Published: Jun 4th, 2019

Researchers in Denmark wanted to know if the amount of greenery surrounding residences from the time of birth to age ten would influence the relative risk of the onset of […]

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

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

Published: Jun 4th, 2019

The 2018-2019 academic year at UF will have drawn to a close by the time you receive this newsletter. What follows is a brief report describing many of the activities […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Jun 4th, 2019

Last week our therapeutic horticulture sessions came to an end for the summer. Although we miss our weekly sessions with each group, the greenhouse is too hot in the summer […]

Therapeutic Horticulture Program for Veterans Going Strong After Seven Years

Therapeutic Horticulture Program for Veterans Going Strong After Seven Years

Published: Jun 4th, 2019

In 2011, the Wilmot Botanical Gardens (WBG) redeveloped its mission to include patient care, research and education. Shortly thereafter, as part of this expanded initiative, the therapeutic horticulture (TH) program […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Byers

Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Byers

Published: Feb 18th, 2019

Sydney Byers is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida currently studying psychology on the pre-med educational track. On course to graduate in December, Sydney has been an active volunteer in the […]

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 […]