Upcoming Events

2021 Spring Plant Sale

Friday, April 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wilmot Botanical Gardens
2023 Mowry Road
Gainesville, FL 32610

Volunteer Group Work Days

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Saturday, March 13, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon

If you are interested in participating in a group work day, please contact Shannon Fickess at (352) 273-5832 or

Plant Sale Details

The 2021 Spring Plant Sale to benefit Wilmot Botanical Gardens and the therapeutic horticulture program will be held OUTSIDE at the gardens and greenhouse. During the event we will follow UF and UF Health guidelines and policies regarding health safety and social-distancing.

2021 Spring Pre-order Packet

Contact (352) 273-5832 or (352) 294-5467 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.

Plant 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.

Hippocratic Award Ceremony

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

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 website for a full list of recipients.