Earth Works at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Earth Works & Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens

The Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens (JAG), established in 2008, is owned by the city and maintained by a non-profit organization that Earth Works supports with donations, event sponsorships, plant sales, and volunteers. The arboretum consists of 126 acres of dog-friendly walking trails and is recognized by News4Jax as Jax Best Local Trail.
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is popular with visitors from near and far looking to enjoy nature, for outdoor exercise opportunities, and as a dog-friendly walk with picnic tables, an event lawn, lakeside pavilion, and restrooms.
The Lake Loop around Lake Ray is the centerpiece of social activity close to the parking area. Hundreds of native plant species are identified with signs to educate the public about Northeast Florida’s biodiversity. Over the years, trails have been added, including Jones Creek Trail, Upper & Lower Ravine Trail, Live Oak Trail, Sand Ridge Trail & Aralia trail. Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is open to you 365 days per year from 8 am till 5 pm.

Florida Arbor Day Tree Planting at Jacksonville Arboretum 2022

Florida Arbor Day is honored today with Dana Doody, Executive Director of the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens as we plant a loquat tree to memorialize the 136 years of Florida Arbor Day. Learn more about Florida Arbor Day events in Northeast Florida at LINK.

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Tails & Trails 2021
Earth Works was a proud sponsor of the Saturday, October 9 Tails & Trails arboretum event. The event was a celebration of dogs with hundreds of wagging tails in attendance. Terri McGregor and Kevanie Counts worked the Earth Works booth at the event sharing information about dog-friendly plants with a bounty of dog-related garden-centric products.

Earth Works Donations to Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Matt Barlow, Earth Works Garden Center manager, worked at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens with JAG Executive Director Dana Doody and volunteers on Sept. 29, dressing up the lakeside pavilion with plants and plant material donated by Earth Works. Additionally, Barlow awarded JAG with hundreds of dollars in donations collected from 100% of proceeds of butterfly pics sales at the garden center.

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens Brush with Nature Event
First Coast Plein Air Painters has partnered with the arboretum for a decade, hosting the Brush with Nature Event in Spring. “Stunning Florida landscapes, talented Plein air artists doing live demonstrations, live music, food trucks, kids’ art activities and local artists’ original art for sale – all outdoors and with room for the family dog to join in – are just a few highlights of this year’s “A Brush With Nature” event, notes the Arboretum. “Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, charcoal and colored pencils are just a few of the mediums that the FCPAP artists will demonstrate as they capture the Arboretum’s lakes, trails, trees and flowers, each in their unique style.“

Earth Works is honored to host plant sales at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens entrance during numerous JAG events and works days and encourages your support for this rich environmental resource in Jacksonville. Stop by and purchase one of our Butterfly Pics to support the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens! See you on the trails!

For comprehensive solutions to your specific lawn, garden, and landscaping needs, contact Earth Works of Jacksonville online and at 904-996-0712. Earth Works operates a retail Garden Center/Plant Nursery in Jacksonville and provides landscaping, hardscaping, water features, lawn care service, lawn spraying, and drainage solutions. Contact us with your questions and to book design consultations.
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