2023 Seedlings for Schools Grant Winners

The Florida Wildflower Foundation is excited to announce that 43 Florida schools will receive native wildflowers this fall through our Seedlings for Schools grant program. The plants will be used to establish campus wildflower gardens that will be incorporated into Pre-K through 12th grade curriculum.

The gardens will be used in a variety of subjects, including art, science, language arts, and others. Students will learn about plant life cycles, biodiversity, the impacts of invasive species, and the wildlife that depend on these plants. They will gain opportunities to create nature-inspired art and decorative signs for their gardens, and to develop their observation and writing skills by keeping garden journals. The gardens will play a role in expanding their understanding of and connection to the natural world around them.

Pine View School in Osprey, FL
2022 Seedlings for Schools garden at Pine View School.

Bonnie Kohner of Summit Questa Montessori School said of her students, “They are excited about the opportunity to improve our landscape, and natural environment, and to leave their space in better condition than they found it.”

Teachers and volunteers who are considering adding a garden to their schoolyard will find inspiring photos and helpful resources on our Seedlings for Schools web page.

The Florida Wildflower Foundation provides these grants with help from sales of the Florida State Wildflower license plate.

2023 Seedlings for Schools Grant Awards

  • Beachland Elementary, Vero Beach
  • Bonneville Elementary, Orlando
  • Bridges Montessori, Stuart
  • Children’s House Montessori School, DeLand
  • Compass Outreach and Education Center, Fort Lauderdale
  • Cranberry Elementary, North Port
  • Crossroads Academy, Belle Glade
  • Dorothy C. York Innovation Academy, Apollo Beach
  • Eagle Creek Elementary, Orlando
  • East Lake Elementary, Kissimmee
  • Golden Gate Elementary School, Naples
  • Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School, Sanford
  • Hancock Creek Elementary, North Fort Myers
  • Horizon Elementary, Port Orange
  • Innovation Montessori High School, Ocoee
  • Jim Allen Elementary School, Cantonment
  • Lake Mary Elementary
  • Little Flower Montessori School, Wilton Manors
  • Magnolia School, Orlando
  • Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School, Davie
  • Orlando Gifted Academy, Orlando
  • Plumosa School of the Arts K-8, Delray Beach
  • Reedy Creek Elementary, Kissimmee
  • River City Science Academy Middle High School, Jacksonville
  • Round Lake Charter, Mount Dora
  • Sabal Point Elementary, Longwood
  • Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School, Altamonte Springs
  • Sand Lake Elementary, Orlando
  • Satellite High School, Satellite Beach
  • Seminole High School
  • South Plantation High School
  • Springs Coast Environmental Education Center, Spring Hill
  • St. Paul’s Catholic School, Jacksonville
  • Summit Questa Montessori School, Davie
  • Sunrise Elementary, Orlando
  • The Playgarden, Jacksonville Beach
  • Timber Springs Middle School, Orlando
  • Tutor Time Learning Center #6042, Jacksonville
  • University High School, Orlando
  • Vineland Elementary School, Rotonda West
  • West Melbourne Elementary School for Science                 
  • W.T. Dwyer High School, Palm Beach Gardens
  • Wellington High School