Directions & Hours

Location

Physical Address – Gardens: 2023 Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32610

Physical Address – Greenhouse: 1427 Gale Lemerand Drive, Gainesville, FL 32610

Hours

Gardens

The gardens are always open to the public.The conference center is open for bathroom facilities from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, unless it is closed for a private event.

Greenhouse

Beginning September 15 and ending December 15, 2018, the greenhouse is open to the public during the following times:

MON:   CLOSED
TUE:    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WED:   CLOSED
THU:    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
FRI:      11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

From I-75

  • SR-24 exit 384 to Gainesville/Archer Road
  • East on Archer Road for approximately three miles
  • For Wilmot Gardens parking, turn left at the Gale Lemerand traffic light
  • Turn right into small parking lot just before Mowry Road (limited parking available)

From South or North 441 (13th Street)

  • West on SR-24 (Archer Road)
  • For Wilmot Gardens parking, turn right at the Gale Lemerand traffic light
  • Turn right into the small parking lot just before Mowry Road (limited parking available)

From 301 South

  • Right onto FL-24 (Waldo Rd.)
  • Right on FL-26 (East University Avenue)
  • Left on SW 13 Street (HWY 441)
  • Veer right onto Archer Road
  • For Wilmot Gardens parking, turn right at the Gale Lemerand traffic light
  • Turn right into small parking lot just before Mowry Road (limited parking available)

From SR 26 (University Avenue/Newberry Road)

  • South on SW 13 Street (HWY 441)
  • Veer right onto Archer Road
  • For Wilmot Gardens parking, turn right at the Gale Lemerand traffic light
  • Turn right into small parking lot just before Mowry Road (limited parking available)

Parking

Wilmot Gardens visitors can park in the small, handicap accessible parking lot next to the conference center, if parking is available. Visitors should obtain a free parking pass from the conference center and place it on their car dashboard. These passes must be returned to the conference center after use. Parking is open at the parking garage next to the Clinical and Translational Research Building (across Mowry Road from Wilmot Gardens at 2004 Mowry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32610) after 3:30 p.m. and on weekends.

Additional parking for participants and visitors is available in the West Garage, located at the northwest corner of Archer Road and Center Drive, across from the Dental Tower (accessed from Mowry Road). Parking for participants or visitors is complimentary with a voucher. Participants and visitors may ask for a parking voucher at the reception area of the Greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens or in the administration offices in the Conference Center at Wilmot Gardens. The parking voucher must be presented to the attendant upon exiting the garage. Parking vouchers will not be provided during Spring and Fall Plant Sale fundraisers. Please follow parking signage for free reserved parking for these events.

Accessibility

In keeping with its mission to serve the patients at UF Health and the public, Wilmot Gardens is committed to accessibility. Paved pathways make the vast majority of the garden accessible to those who have wheelchairs, walkers or other mobility issues. In addition, the Wilmot Gardens Greenhouse and planned garden expansions are completely accessible. The Wilmot Gardens drop-off zone is accessible via the parking lot adjacent to the Greenhouse at Wilmot Gardens and is specifically for use for garden visitors and participants.