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


Special Programs and Events

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

May 14
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.

Save the Date: Nature at Night

March 5
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Members and volunteers join our next fun and friendly “roast your own hot dog” event Saturday March 5th from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Arboretum. Bring your own lawn chairs, bug spray, and flash lights. Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens supporters Certified Steak & Seafood, Potter’s House “Soul Food Bistro”, Regal Cinemas popcorn, and Southern Wine & Spirits will provide food and drinks (all non-alcoholic for this family-friendly event). Experience the Arboretum after dark, with warm fires and s’mores.

RSVP HERE by noon on March 5th. Please put “Nature at Night” in the subject line and let us know the number of adults & children in your party. Admission is free for members and volunteers; however, if you bring guests, we ask for a donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child to help defray costs. Attendance will be limited to the first 100 people.

Save the Date: The Art of Nature

Rescheduled  – new date is TBD

Monthly Programs and Activities

Volunteer Workday

Saturday, February 13
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, February 13
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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