Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens

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Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens

Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens mission is to cultivate a unique environment for recreation, education and inspiration.
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Floridian_Rose
Florida3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I love this park and would love to visit again and again. It’s safe enough to walk solo, but so much more enjoyable to go with loved ones and pets too.

There are several trails to walk on and so many incredible flowers, plants and trees to discover. Everything is labelled and there is plenty of information about the park at its entrance.
Written 13 May 2022
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Mississippi Miss
Mississippi135 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
I really enjoyed coming here even though it was quite chilly on this February day. We walked around for about half an hour.

There were lots of beautiful trees with Spanish moss which I absolutely love. There were also lots of plants and they were labeled so you could see what everything was.

My favorite plants were the camellias and they were all blooming. They were gorgeous. They also had lots of benches with backs on them. It would be a nice place to come just to enjoy some quiet time. It was so peaceful. I wish we had a place like this near where I live. It was just my kind of place.
Written 15 February 2022
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diguan
St. Augustine, FL99 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Nice way to get into some of the natural landscape of Jacksonville. The walk around the lake is a must do.
Written 7 January 2022
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Suzanne B
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
The garden is a great place to visit but the dazzling lights during Christmas is not worth the money. So disappointed. I was looking forward to it but just left with wanting more.
Written 30 December 2021
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Table42
Clifton Park, NY299 contributions
Oct 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed the naturalistic gardens, trees and walking paths. Free entry; however, donations suggested ( and warranted). Trail maps available.
Written 19 October 2021
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Erin
7 contributions
Sep 2021
This is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Even though it is very close to the city you feel a million miles away. There are hundreds of plants to explore. It offers beautiful views around a pond. There are several hiking trails to enjoy. It is a great place to walk, read, relax, or take amazing pictures. Families are welcome and it is a good place introduce children to nature.
Written 10 September 2021
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,488 contributions
Mar 2021
Suggested donation $3. 120 acres. Nice trail system. Neat and clean. Trails should be better marked from the parking lot area.

We are glad we went to the arboretum and gardens.

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Written 9 March 2021
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Amy D
Florida67 contributions
Nov 2020
Trails: A lot of diversity in the trails. Many of the plants are labeled to help to identify them throughout this park. Very narrow path (2 ft or less) on some trails. So for Covid please note that a mask is not a bad idea, because many times you are suddenly face to face upon other people, literally within inches. We wore our masks at all times but didn't see one other person masked all day.

Picnic area: has several tables but no pavilions.

Restrooms: There is only one composting toilet for the whole place. Not just one for him and one for her, just one for everyone going here. This is a problem. When we were there on a Monday in October there was almost always a line to use the facility. There is water and electricity in this area, and I think that even though this is a 501c3 non profit, they can find a way to have an appropriate bathroom facility for all, and they make it a priority to do so. Can not even imagine what it must be like to be handicapped and trying to use this.

Bottom line: It is free, has great trails, lots of information and education. Parking is kind of limited, so best to go during a weekday when school is in. Picnic area is ok. Bathroom situation is just a half step above a port-o-let. Bring your own hand sanitizer, wipes, and water. Very importantly, please donate. This is a non profit, and is well worth keeping. Looks like they want membership and volunteers. This looks like a good thing for Jacksonville families and residents.
Written 3 November 2020
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Kathy B
Jacksonville, FL297 contributions
Sep 2019
I was introduced to this very low key park by an en plein artistic event several years ago. The terrain is quite varied and it's so peaceful. A must visit!
Written 2 February 2020
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CorkyMills
Dayton, OH28 contributions
May 2019
The Jacksonville Arboretum is a great walk through nature. It is both nice for a short stroll with lots of sitting for those that don;t have the ability to go on a long walk as well as some longer, more adventerous trails.
Written 20 January 2020
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Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM