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Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

The Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is a beautiful place to take a short hike or spend a couple hours enjoying nature.

Here is a link to a short tour:

 

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A fountain graces this private residence in historic San Marco, Jacksonville, Florida.

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Flamingos at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Historic Springfield Home & Garden Tour

The 35th annual Spring Home and Garden Tour, organized by the Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council will take place this weekend, June 1-2.  Springfield was established in 1869 and is one of three federally designated historic districts in Jacksonville.  This year’s tour features five turn-of-the-century homes, three gardens,  a historic home now a family business, and St. Mary’s Chapel, built in 1912.

Hours are from 1-5 and tickets may be purchased at the door for $15.  Check in at City Kidz Cafe, 1303 N. Main Street.  For more information or to purchase advance tickets visit www.sparcouncil.org or call (904) 353-7727.

Visit the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

An arboretum is a place where trees and other plants are grown and studied.  The Jacksonville Arboretum, a 120 acre urban woodland located just off Monument Road,  is a must-see.

Nearly 3 miles of trails wind through distinct ecological habitats.  You will see Lake Ray, a high bluff, a deep ravine, tall pines, Jones Creek, wetlands, a tidal marsh, upland forests, and more on the 6 trails.  Inviting benches and informational sign posts with QR codes add to the experience.  Many of the native trees and plants throughout the park are labelled, even the poison ivy!

The Arboretum is open from 8:00 to 5:00 daily (7:00 during Daylight Savings).  Admission is free.  Here is a brief tour:

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