Seedlings for Schools
School Wildflower Garden Grant Program
Wildflowers and classroom resources for Florida schools are provided through this program. Grants include 12 to 15 native wildflower plants, classroom resources and professional guidance on garden establishment. Grants are awarded in late May; plants are shipped in September in time for the new school year. Teachers who are awarded grants are eligible to receive more wildflowers in the spring if fall gardens are successfully established and cared for. Public and private pre-K through grade 12 teachers may apply.
The 2022 Seedlings for Schools application period is closed. Applications will open again in March 2023.
Thinking of applying? Click here to watch our webinar to learn more about submitting an application.
Check out these examples of Seedlings for Schools gardens across Florida.
Designed to help your wildflower gardens — and gardeners — grow
Starting your garden
- Planning your school garden
- 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers
- Establishing a small planting of native wildflowers by seed
- Guide for Choosing Native Wildflowers and Plants
- Easy-to-Grow Florida Wildflowers
- Wildflowers for Dry Landscapes
Using your garden
Wild About Wildflowers! activity guide
Our comprehensive activity guide encourages students to learn about Florida’s native wildflowers and their purpose and place in Florida’s unique habitats. These fun, engaging activities will help students achieve a variety of Florida educational standards in math, science and language. When presented from start to finish, the guide gives students a comprehensive introduction to wildflowers, as well as to flowers in general. Activities are correlated to third- and fourth-grade standards but can be adapted to other grade levels. All activities are suitable for informal settings.