Upcoming Events

2019 Fall Plant Sale

Fall Plant Sale

2019 Camellia Pre-Order

Camellia pre-orders open on Monday, September 2 and will be accepted through Friday, November 15. The Camellia Pre-Order Guide and Form are linked below. Camellias are reserved on a first come, first serve basis and quantities are limited. Additional camellias will be available at the main Fall Plant Sale event on November 22 & 23, but options may vary from the pre-order. Please contact us if you are looking for a specific variety that is not offered and we will do our best to source a specimen for you. Camellia pre-orders can be picked up during the Fall Plant Sale or during specified hours in advance of the sale (to be announced at a later date). A representative of WBG will contact you to confirm receipt of your order and provide additional details.


Click here to download the 2019 Camellia Pre-Order Guide (preview below).

2019 Camellia Pre-Order Guide

2019 Camellia Pre-Order Form

Friday, November 22, 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Greenhouse at Wilmot Botanical Gardens
1427 Gale Lemerand Drive
Gainesville, FL 32610
PARKING: Free parking will be available in the Wilmot Botanical Gardens parking lot located at the SE corner of the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Mowry Road. Additional free parking is secured on the NW corner of the intersection in the pony lot adjacent the new band practice field. Follow yellow parking signage. Parking attendants will be available to answer questions. Parking vouchers for the nearby parking garages will not be supplied to shoppers.
Proceeds support the WIlmot Botanical Gardens and Therapeutic Horticulture Program.


Contact (352) 273-5832 or for more information.

Annual Events

Wilmot Botanical Gardens hosts several key events throughout the year, such as the spring and fall plant sales and the Hippocratic Award Ceremony.

Wilmot GardensPlant Sales

Each fall and spring Wilmot Botanical Gardens hosts a plant sale with a tremendous variety of camellias, succulents, herbs, coleus, ornamental grasses, amaryllis, bromeliads, elk and staghorn ferns and much more. All proceeds from these sales support Wilmot Botanical Gardens and the therapeutic horticulture program.


The class of 2015 presents the Hippocratic Award to faculty member who represents the ideal role model and embodies professionalism, humanism and teaching prowess.

Hippocratic Award Ceremony

Established by the UF College of Medicine class of 1969, the Hippocratic Award is presented annually by members of the medical school graduating class to a faculty member whom they believe represents the ideal physician and embodies professionalism, humanism and teaching prowess.  The word “hippocratic” refers to the Greek father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, who was known for his teaching and contributions to medicine.

Award recipients were initially recognized on a plaque in front of UF Health Shands Hospital near a sycamore tree given to the College of Medicine by the Greek minister of agriculture in 1969.  According to legend, this tree, known as the Hippocratic Tree, was a cutting from a tree under which Hippocrates taught medicine on the Greek island of Kos.

In 2010, the College of Medicine moved the award ceremony to a permanent location in Wilmot Botanical Gardens and planted a cutting from the original tree, located in front of UF Health Shands Hospital, at the new site. Today, the sapling is thriving and the gardens feature a new plaque to which the name of each new recipient is added annually.

Visit the official Hippocratic Award site here for a full list of recipients.