Arboretums and Botanical Gardens to Visit in Jacksonville

When considering a vacation, or even just a day out with the family, why not consider visiting a local arboretum or botanical garden?  You can enjoy a delightful getaway with a visit to one of these beautiful gateways to all that nature has to offer.

Arboretums and botanical gardens work to promote common respect and educate with a drive towards an appreciation of the world of gardening and the insects that work to pollinate our plants and flowers. 

These nature monuments are just waiting to be discovered and welcome all visitors for a day of tranquility, enjoying their peaceful beauty.  Make sure to check out one of the arboretums or botanical gardens listed below.

Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens

1445 Millcoe Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Our gardens and trails provide a place where you can find peace and connect with nature.

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

829 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32204

Arts, gardens, and education converge to create meaningful personal experiences and open a world of new possibilities. We honor our rich history, embrace the energy of our time, and commit to a vibrant future through the advancement of resources to grow and deepen our mission.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218

Escape to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Discover the earth’s wildlife through interactive and educational experiences. A true family adventure, the Jacksonville Zoo, and Gardens is changing daily and is dedicated to consistently improving. With recent updates to Land of the Tiger and African Forest, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is quickly becoming a world-class establishment. Whether you are a visitor to Florida’s First Coast or a lifetime resident, we invite you to experience the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens through interactions with people, wildlife, and the environment.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

4700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (Gainesville, Florida) is a 68-acre facility comprised of 24 major collections visually accessible from a 1 ½ mile paved walkway. These include the state’s largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. 

Wilmot Gardens

2023 Mowry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611

Wilmot Botanical Gardens is located in the heart of the Southeast’s largest academic health center, providing a peaceful and verdant respite for patients, faculty, staff, and the public. In addition, the gardens are dedicated to advancing patient care, research, and service through its vibrant and growing therapeutic horticulture program.

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