Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225  


Special Programs and Events

Arbor-EAT-um Wine and Food Fest

Saturday, October 17
3-6 PM
Entertainment by the North Florida Bluegrass Association

The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens will host its second Arbor”EAT”um Wine and Food Fest on October 17th, 2015.

The limited attendance event will showcase some of Jacksonville’s best loved restaurants who will provide samples of their signature menu items. Included in the restaurant line up will be:

Biscottis, Bold City Brewery,Bono’s & Pastiche Catering, Certified Steak & Seafood Company, Coffee Perks, Designed Events Catering, Earth Fare, The Grotto, Green Room Brewery, Guanabana Ice Pops, Havana Jax &Cuba Libre, Indochine, Mudville Grille, The Potters House Soul Food Bistro, Publix, River City Brewing Company, Salt Life Food Shack, TacoLu, Green Room Brewery, Zeta Brewing Company. and many other are expected to join the party.

The festival will also feature seasonal cheeses, desserts, and coffees as well as local craft beers and over 100 different selections of wines from around the world.

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The event will be held lakefront at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens from 3 – ­6 PM.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the North Florida Bluegrass Association as a backdrop to this festive “Wine in the Woods”Fundraising Event.

Purchase Tickets
$50.00 single ticket
$50.00 single ticket
$90.00 couples ticket
$90.00 couples ticket
$45.00 single ticket for a JAG member
(includes a 10% discount)
$45.00 single ticket for a JAG member
$81.00 couples ticket for a JAG member
(includes a 10% discount)
$81.00 couples ticket for a JAG member

Ticket price includes admission, a custom acrylic stemless wine glass, food and beverages and entertainment.

Patrons must be 21 years of age to attend. Dress is whatever you are comfortable in. We encourage our guests to wear appropriate shoes and take advantage of the unique natural environment found at the Arboretum.

Please make plans to join us as we kick off the fall season with this exciting outdoor extravaganza.

Save the Date: Themed Nature Hikes – The Many Uses of Plants with Chuck Hubbuch

January 9 and May 4
9:30 – 10:30 AM

The Arboretum offers free nature hikes on the second Saturday of every month. Three of these hikes per year will have a special theme “The Many Uses of Plants”. Plants feed us, cloth us, and put shelter over our heads. They also provide us with medicines, tools, and materials for art and recreation. On these special tours, Chuck Hubbuch, previous Director of Plant Collections at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and current director of the design and management of landscaping, gardens and natural areas at the University of North Florida, will point out Arboretum plants used for these many, varied purposes.

Free Training Session

Saturday, October 31

At the Arboretum on October 31st, the First Coast Invasive Working Group will offer a three hour “Identifying and Mapping Invasive Species” training session.

If you are interested in attending and helping the Arboretum map their invasives, please email info@jacksonvillearboretum.org.

Monthly Programs and Activities

Volunteer Workday

Saturday, October 10
9 AM – 12 PM

What is it? Help us maintain your Arboretum and keep it looking good. Volunteer Workdays are a great way to engage in outdoor activities while giving back to the community. We have some tools and gloves available, but you are welcome to bring your own  clippers and gloves.  Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Nature Walk

Saturday, October 10
9:30 – 10:30 AM
with naturalist/biologist
Walks are free.

General Information About Conservation Corps Workdays

Conservation Corps workdays are held one Saturday each month from 9 AM until noon on a date to be determined each month.

If you would like to attend these work days go to info@jacksonvillearboretum.org and put “Conservation Corps” in the subject line.

You will placed on the email distribution for future notifications.

Conservation Corps work includes working in the Rosemary Scrub, Lower Ravine and Sandhill; exotic invasive plant removal/control; and erosion control.

Healthy Trails

Studies have shown that walking 10,000 steps a day will lead to sustainable weight control and improved cardiovascular health. It’s easy and fun to count your steps at the Arboretum because we’ve already done it for you. Simply enjoy your walk and take in the natural wonders of the Arboretum. Trails at the Arboretum have been measured for the number of steps an adult or child will take to complete them. You won’t even realize that you are getting exercise!


You can do yoga on your own. If you have a mobile phone with a QR scanner, you can access suggestions for yoga poses located at various cyber stations around the Lake Loop Trail. The poses are demonstrated by Olympic gold-medal-winner Shannon Miller.

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