The USF Botanical Gardens is part of the College of Arts and Sciences' ECORE (Environmental and Conservation Outreach, Research, and Education) System. The ECORE System brings the Botanical Gardens, the Forest Preserve, and Geopark under one leadership team to better serve faculty, student, and community needs.
The Botanical Gardens consists of 16 acres of gardens and greenbelt on the Tampa campus of USF and maintains a living collection of more than 3,000 plants, animals and natural habitats. The Gardens serve as an important outreach component of the University that attracts thousands of visitors annually. Plant festivals and other events bring enthusiasts from around the state to shop for rare and unusual plants. The Gardens also support ongoing research and serves as a living classroom for education. Studies in citrus greening, biology, engineering, and many more take place on site in the Research Park and classes from regenerative agriculture to botany are taught on site. There are many opportunities for researchers, teachers, student groups, and community members to get involved.
The USF Botanical Gardens is a proud member of: