Special Programs and Events

The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens will host its first Arbor”EAT”um Wine and Food Fest on October 25th, 2014. 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 Biscotti’s, Harry’s, River city Brewing Company, Mudville Grille, Havana Jax, Dig Foods, Pastiche, and Bonos 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 75 different selections of wines from around the world.

The event will be held lakefront at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens from 4-7 p.m. The Jaguars’ Jaxson De Ville will make an appearance and the North Florida Bluegrass Association will provide lively music for this festive “Wine in the Woods” fundraising event. Tickets will be available online for $50 per person or $90 per couple. 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.

Tickets available on-line until midnight on Friday, October 24. Walk ups are welcome at the event, but no discounts will be available.

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

Or mail a check POSTMARKED BY 10/15/14 to:
Jacksonville Arboretum
P.O. Box 5763
Jacksonville, FL 32247

The Art OF Nature

Saturday, November 8
9 AM – 5 PM

6 year Anniversary Event featuring 39 artists creating 19 sculptures, nature-related demos and merchandise,live music, children’s arts & crafts activities, food trucks and more!

$5 admission
Children under 12 free

Don’t miss this family-friendly event!

Photo Hike

October 11
2 PM

Monthly Programs and Activities


Volunteer Workday
Saturday, October 11
9 AM – 12 PM

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.

A Walk in the Woods
Fitness Walk
Saturday, October 11 and 25
8 AM
Brisk 3-mile hike

Nature Walk
Saturday, October 25
9:30 AM
with naturalist/biologist
Walks are free.

General Information About Saturday Workdays

Our regular volunteer workdays are on the second Saturday of each month from 9 am until noon, except July and August when none are scheduled.

This is a great time of year to come out for our volunteer workdays. With cooler temperatures and virtually no bugs, working in the great outdoors is very refreshing, with the added benefit of fall colors all around. So please come out and help us keep your Arboretum looking great. Your efforts really do make a difference and are greatly appreciated.

The Arboretum has some gloves and tools, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Volunteer workdays are a great way to meet new people, enjoy some exercise in the great outdoors and know that you are making a difference in support of the Arboretum!

We are now working on a volunteer database. This will help us match individual skills and interests with our specific volunteer needs. In the meantime,if you have a special skill or expertise that you can offer as a volunteer, please let us know. Go to info@jacksonvillearboretum.org and put “volunteer” in the subject line.

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.

General Information About A Walk in the Woods

There are two walks: one fitness and one nature-oriented. Both are fun and informative. Both are free and open to the public.

Fitness Walks twice monthly  on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 8 a.m.
Nature Walk once monthly on the 4th Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Please come join us!

The Mobile application may soon have events and activities.  Stay tuned!


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