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Join us in our Florida Wildflower Garden! Our team will be replanting thousands of wildflower and grasses and they want to show you what they’re doing, and why. Talk with local groups about native Florida wildflowers and plants, pollinator-friendly landscaping practices, and much more!

First dedicated in 2006, the garden showcases native and Florida-friendly plants as a habitat and to help museum guests inspiration for their own yards. Now, we are re-imagining the garden to create an even more natural habitat for native insect pollinators and other wildlife.

In partnership with UF Facilities Services and the Natural Area Teaching Lab, we are working to reduce mowing and increase pollinator friendly planting at the University of Florida, and where better to start than our own backyard? At this event, you can watch employees, volunteers and students as they plant more than 8,000 native grass and wildflower plugs grown by the UF Native Plant Nursery.

Meet local organizations, see monarch caterpillars and learn about native wildflowers and pollinator-friendly landscape practices. Native wildflower seeds and brochures with more information will be available for sale in the museum’s gift shop.


Florida Wildflower Garden. Follow the signs in front of the museum to the back of the building.


Name: Kristin Rossetti, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity

Email: khyla@ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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