Ways to Help
Become a Member
By becoming an Arboretum member, you are supporting the day to day operations that are vital to advancing our mission of cultivating a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration. Members enjoy special benefits, including member-only events, discounts and more. See Membership page for levels and full details.
Supporters & Corporate Partners
Supporters & Corporate Partners are a distinguished group of donors who annually support the Arboretum’s mission. This donor level receives benefits exceeding those of regular membership and all donations are cumulative, working toward admittance in the John Bartram Society, the premier level of support. See Donor Programs for levels and full details.
John Bartram Society
This is the premier level of support, reached through a gift in the amounts noted for each level or through cumulative giving at this or the Supporters & Corporate Partner levels. Those who attain each milestone within the John Bartram Society through cumulative giving are rewarded with additional benefits. See Donor Programs for levels and full details.
The Arboretum’s Adopt-a-Species program offers an affordable option for those who want to support the Arboretum. The following species are available for adoption:
Wildlife: Gopher Tortoise, Barred Owl
Shrubs: Florida Rosemary, Devil’s Walking Stick
Trees: Live Oak, Loblolly Bay
The adoption fee is $30 per species per year and the purchaser receives a certificate and Fun Facts with a color photo of the subject. Adopting a species may trigger an interest in learning more and visiting the Arboretum to view the species.
Adopt-a-Species may be just the gift to introduce a child to the wonders of nature or for the nature lover who seems to have everything. Each of the species selected may be found on visits to the Arboretum and each adoption helps us maintain and preserve the property for species habitat.
To adopt a species, please download and complete the application: Adopt-a-Species Applcation
and send it with a check made payable to the Jacksonville Arboretum to:
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
P.O. Box 5763
Jacksonville, FL 32247
Make A Monetary (or Special) Donation
We welcome all monetary contributions and your cash donations directly support operations, maintenance and development of the Arboretum. The Arboretum is a 501(c)(3) organization run by a volunteer board with the help of community volunteers. It is through donations that operating expenses are paid and the garden grows and flourishes. The State Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services registration number is CH26069. All donations are tax deductible.
You can donate by clicking the DONATE button below.
or mail checks to:
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
P.O. Box 350430
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Provide Financial Support
Your time is valuable but so is your financial support! Donate today to help ensure the arboretum’s future!
Provide In-kind support
We also appreciate in-kind donations. Contact us if you have any of the items listed below or something that you think we might find useful. Helpful items would be hand tools (wheelbarrows, rakes, lopper, hammers, shovels); gasoline tools (most landscape equipment); treated lumber suitable for decking, bridges, handrails and boardwalks; fencing (privacy fencing, large gates); topsoil and irrigation supplies; signage (promotional banners, bulletin board); small work and transport vehicles (golf cart, ATV, or “mule” such as Ezgo, Club Car, Toro, or John Deere); pickup truck and farm equipment.
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you would like to donate!
Join Our Volunteer Team
As an all-volunteer organization, the Arboretum depends on dedicated individuals, corporate partners and civicgroups to provide the necessary labor for its operation and maintenance. Our volunteers have logged countless hours providing a range of services, including monthly & special site projects, special events, guided tours, educational programs, opening and closing gates, administrative duties, volunteer coordination, website content management, newsletter editing, community outreach, social media and more. Our organization is a business and as such, we need individuals with a myriad of diverse skills and talents. If you have special experience or a particular skill or interest that you would like to offer as a volunteer, please contact us to discuss. We welcome all those who would like to volunteer. Please contact
email@example.com and put Volunteer in the subject line.
Conservation Corps Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.