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

The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Presents

Thanks to all those who attended our ‘Spirits Under the Sun’ fundraiser in 2019!

 With your support and generosity, we raised more than $10,000 for our nonprofit agency — and enjoyed some great food, drinks and music thanks to our fantastic sponsors and restaurants!

 “Spirits Under the Sun” is a pairing of Food, Drink, & Nature” featuring dishes from Jacksonville’s most popular restaurants combined with spirits, wine and local craft beers. The sixth annual event was held at the Arboretum’s lakefront pavilion on Dec. 7 and featured musical entertainment, a silent auction and guided tours of the gardens.

 Local craft beers were provided courtesy of Bold City Breweries – with spirits and wines from around the world courtesy of in-kind sponsor, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Entertainment was provided by Sidetrack Duo, with items available for purchase during a silent auction.

Event sponsors in 2019 included bestbet Jacksonville, The Tom Bush Family of Dealerships, Crowley Cares Foundation, and Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow, PLLC. Partner Level Sponsors included Terra Wise Homes and REI, and Supporter Level Sponsors were JaxPort, Liberty Advisory Group, OE&S/Office and Pot of Gold Cinema Advertising.

 We also thank all the restaurants that came out to support us in 2019, providing samples of their signature menu items. They included:


Brio’s Tuscan Grille

Chuy’s Tex Mex

Florida Cracker Kitchen

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Publix Apron Kitchen

Salt Life Food Shack

Texas Roadhouse

Thanks to our 2019 Spirits Under the Sun Sponsors!


bestbet Jacksonville
Tom Bush Family of Dealerships
Crowley Cares Foundation
Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow, PLLC

Partner Level Sponsors

Terra Wise Homes

Supporter Level Sponsors

Liberty Advisory Group
OE&S/Office Environments and Services
Pot of Gold Cinema Advertising
Robb and Pam Mitchell

In-Kind Sponsors

Atlantic Storage
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
PRI Productions


Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens