Special Programs and Events
Saturday, September 9
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
This tour is designed to teach kids the relationship between people and the environment.
The group will be taken around the arboretum and shown what plants can be used for purposes such as food, medicine, fibers, culture, and environmental factors. Kids will learn that plants are essential to life as we know it.
This free tour is designed for kids roughly ages 7-12 and will begin the second Saturday of September. From there, it will be held every second Saturday of the month. It will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the picnic area and will continue until 11:00 a.m.
This program will not only get the kids outside and letting out some energy, but it will also teach them facts and skills they can take to their families and schools.
Please email email@example.com as spots are limited.
McKenna Korzeniewski is a senior at UNF, double majoring in Global Environmental Studies and ReligiousStudies. She has been working in horticulture since 2010. She currently interns at the Jacksonville Arboretum and is the Peace Corps Ambassador for UNF. McKenna recently studied abroad at Chiang Mai University in Thailand and hopes to go into agriculture education in the future.
ArborEATum Wine and Food Fest
Join Us for Wine in the Woods and Beer in the Brush
November 4, 2017
$55 PER PERSON $100 PER COUPLE
With some of Jacksonville’s best loved restaurants
- Bold City Brewery
- Bono’s & Pastiche Catering
- Coffee Perks
- Guanabana Ice Pops
- Havana Jax & Cuba Libre
- Intuition Ale Works
- Mudville Grille
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- River City Brewing Company
- Salt Life Food Shack
- Soul Food Bistro
- Zeta Brewing Company
Entertainment by Sidetrack Duo
The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens will host its fourth ArborEATum Wine and Food Fest on November 4, 2017. 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, Bono’s & Pastiche Catering, Coffee Perks, Guanabana Ice Pops, Havana Jax &Cuba Libre, Indochine, Mudville Grille, Publix, River City Brewing Company, Salt Life Food Shack, TacoLu, Bold City Brewery, Zeta Brewing Company, Intuition Ale Works, 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.
The event will be held lakefront at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens from 3 – 6pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Sidetrack Duo as a backdrop to this festive “Wine in the Woods/Beer in the Brush” Fundraising Event.
Arboretum members receive a 10% discount off the posted ticket prices. 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. For more information and to purchase your tickets please go to our website and click on the events tab.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the ArborEATum this year, the following sponsorship levels are currently available:
- Presenting Sponsor: $7,500 (1)
- Sponsor: $5,000 – $7,499 (1 of 2 remaining)
- Partner: $2,500 – $4,999 (2 of 2 remaining)
- Supporter: $1000 – $2,499 (2 of 3 remaining)
Don’t miss your chance to promote your business or organization at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens during our premier annual fundraising event.
For more information or to request a sponsorship, please contact board member Ron Whittington at 904-563-0402 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrons must be 21 years of age to attend.
Single Tickets – Members (10% Off) $49.50
Single Tickets – Non-Members $55
Couples Tickets – Members (10% Off) $90
Couples Tickets – Non-Members $100
The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a 501(c )(3) charitable organization and is registered with the State of Florida. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Registration Number CH26069.
The Event Flyer
For higher resolution version of our flyer, please contact Ron Whittington at 904-563-0402 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Discovering Nature Nearby
Saturday, September 16
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Dr. Natasha Vanderhoff, Jacksonville University Associate Professor of Biology and Marine Science, will present a walking lecture on birds on September 16, 2017. This free lecture, open to the public, is part of the Discovering Nature Nearby series which is through a grant from TD Bank, Rayonier Advanced Materials and Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens.
Dr. Vanderhoff’s talk will include facts about bird migration and the importance of stopover sites for refueling. Brochures about migration will be available. Come enjoy a relaxed talk and walk in the beautiful Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens.
The program begins at 9:30 in the picnic area. There will also be a hands-on component after the walk to make nature journals and draw bird images. Begin journaling and recording your bird list by writing, photographing, drawing, painting or by electronic means.
Monthly Programs and Activities
Saturday, September 9
Hours 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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.
Saturday, September 9
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
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 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.
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.