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About the USF Botanical Gardens

The USF Botanical Gardens is part of the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning in the College of Arts and Sciences. It consists of about 16 acres of gardens and greenbelt on the USF Tampa campus. The Gardens maintains a living collection of more than 3,000 of plants, animals and natural habitats.

Attracting about 35,000 visitors annually, the gardens serve as an important outreach component of USF. Plant festivals and other events attract enthusiasts from around the state to shop for rare and unusual plants. The gardens house ongoing research in medical botany, provide opportunities for service-learning to USF students and is a great way for student organizations to get involved on campus.

The USF Botanical Gardens is a proud member of the American Public Gardens Association; American Horticulture Society Reciprocal Admissions Program; Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce, Visit Florida; and Tampa Bay & Company.