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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 […]

Diehl Receives Champions for Change Award

Published: Apr 28th, 2017

On April 12, 2017, in coordination with UF Campus Earth Day, Elizabeth (Leah) Diehl, the director of the Therapeutic Horticulture Program at the Greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens, was awarded the […]

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Under the Glass: News from the Greenhouse

Published: Apr 28th, 2017

Late winter and early spring are a wonderful time in the greenhouse. First, the temperature inside is warm and a bit balmy, even though the weather on the other side […]

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

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

Published: Apr 28th, 2017

On February 24, 2017, another milestone was reached at the Wilmot Gardens, the dedication and official opening of the Chapman Healing Garden. Also, on this same date, the Richard C. […]

Volunteer Spotlight: John Brunner

Volunteer Spotlight: John Brunner

Published: Apr 28th, 2017

After retiring from 22 years of service in the United States Navy, John Brunner settled in Gainesville where he attended the University of Florida as a Post Graduate student in […]

Therapeutic Horticulture Program Awarded UF Medical Guild Grant

Therapeutic Horticulture Program Awarded UF Medical Guild Grant

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

The Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Wilmot Gardens, directed by Elizabeth Diehl, registered horticultural therapist, received a $3,000 grant from the University of Florida Medical Guild in September. The mission of […]

Volunteer Spotlight: John Maruniak

Published: Jan 18th, 2017

In the 1970s, John Maruniak was enrolled as an undergraduate student at the University of Florida studying fine arts. During this time, John occasionally visited Wilmot Gardens with friends and […]

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 […]