About our Researcher
Elizabeth R. Messer Diehl, RLA, HTM, works in Environmental horticulture and is Director of therapeutic horticulture at the University of Florida. She is working at Wilmot Botanical Gardens doing research and programming, and she is focused on the education and connection of people with nature, particularly people with health related issues, elders, and college aged students. Elizabeth’s specialization, therapeutic horticulture, has shown to significantly benefit mental and physical health of humans. Deihl also teaches courses in therapeutic horticulture, and has many publications on her research and her findings. Deihl has received prestigious awards such as 2011 Master Gardener of the Year, and 2017 Champions for Change award.