Volume 5, Issue 1                                                    January 31, 2020

From the Director's Desk:

Thoughts of a Weed Puller

by C. Craig Tisher, M.D.

This is one of the most beautiful times of the year to stroll through the Wilmot Botanical Gardens. A large number of camellias and many of the azaleas are in bloom despite the recent two day cold snap. We are especially pleased to see that the vast majority of the 100 new camellias relocated to the gardens last year are …

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Human Health & Plants Research: Green Space and the Health and Well-Being of University Students

by Charlie Guy, Ph.D

Abundant research has demonstrated psychological benefits associated with exposure to and immersion in green spaces and natural environments. While the campuses of most colleges and universities possess ample green space by design, their students reporting feelings of stress is at an all-time high. Researchers from Furman and Yale Universities reporting in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health1 …

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What's in bloom?

It's the first full bloom season since the Camellia Relocation Project began last year and each day more specimens from the Gordy garden collection are flourishing in their new locations!

Leah Diehl

Under the Glass:

News from the Greenhouse

by Leah Diehl, RLA, HTM

One of the sensory tools we use in horticultural therapy is smell. I’ve been appreciating this tool a lot recently because one of my favorite fragrant orchids is blooming in the greenhouse right now. Have you ever been walking along when all of a sudden you catch a scent in the air that triggers a memory? It might happen when …

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