Therapeutic Horticulture Program

The Therapeutic Horticulture Program at Wilmot Botanical Gardens resides at the core of the gardens’ mission to improve lives through gardening. Learn more about the program and its mission, schedule, volunteer training program, or partnership with the Department of Environmental Horticulture to educate graduate students in this growing field.

ASD Job Skills Training Program

In 2016, Wilmot Botanical Gardens received grant funding from the Walmart Foundation and sponsorship from the B.J. and Eve Wilder Family Foundation to initiate the launch of the ASD Job Skills Training Program at Wilmot Botanical Gardens. The program, which is designed specifically for young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and related disabilities, was developed with the goal of enhancing the likelihood for participants to secure full-time, paid employment eventually leading to a successful transition to independent living. In this program, participants cultivate basic workplace skills using gardening as the training vehicle. In spring 2018, Wilmot Botanical Gardens registered as an Employment Services Provider with the Florida Department of Education Vocational Rehabilitation Program. To participate in the program, individuals must be registered clients with Vocational Rehabilitation and be able to provide a referral from their counselor. Program costs are billed to Vocational Rehabilitation. Learn more about the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) Certified Horticulture Professional Tutoring program!