University of Florida Native Plant Nursery
About the Native Plant Nursery
The University of Florida Native Plant Nursery is a new operation on campus dedicated to teaching, extension, and research concerning native plant materials. In doing so we actively produce native plant materials year-round for restoration and ecological enhancement work on UF owned lands. This includes restoration of UF conservation areas and urban forests, as well as enhancement of green spaces with pollinator gardens, meadows, and more. In doing so we provide space and opportunities for UF students to learn about native flora, restoration work, native landscaping, nursery operations, and gain hands on experience in growing plant materials. In this space we also serve as a center for interdisciplinary work and research concerning native plant materials. This includes work with the propagation of rare and or endangered native plants for research and conservation via relationships with the Florida Museum for Natural History, Department of Plant Industry, Austin Cary Forest, and the Natural Area Teaching Laboratory (NATL).