Artist and Residence Xavier Cortada is working with Pinecrest Gardens to continue to grow FLOR500, a participatory art, nature and history project profiling 500 flowers, artists and gardens of Florida. FLOR500 will be incorporated into the site of our future Learning Garden, and will offer participatory components which tie in native wildflowers, history and art. 

“Each of us has a role in helping shape Florida’s natural history,” said Cortada. “We can help reclaim nature, one yard at a time, by planting wildflower gardens to support our pollinators.”

For more information on FLOR500, please visit

To schedule an environmental art based field trip for your classroom or co-op, please contact Lacey Bray, educational programs coordinator, at or see our Field Trip page for more information.