Spring is in the air, and Jacksonville is in full bloom!
Longer days and springtime blooms are taking over Jacksonville. To celebrate and honor this magical season, why not check out one of the many incredible gardens in the city. There’s a wealth to choose from, each boasting a wealth of gorgeous natural scenes, and garden tranquility.
1. Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
Where: 1445 Millcoe Road, 32225
One of our favorite places for a springtime stroll, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is home to scenic hiking trails, enchanting picnic areas, and more. Expect an array of natural wildlife and spring blooms, each identified throughout the garden’s grounds.
2. Cummer Museum
Where: 829 Riverside Avenue, 32204
You can’t visit this beloved art museum without a trip to their garden. The beautiful grounds are inspired by different European-style gardens, specifically England. So channel Alice in Wonderland and get curious about this beautiful English Garden.
3. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Where: 370 Zoo Pkwy, 32218
From a stunning bamboo garden to their impressive 2 acre garden fashioned after a South African oasis. Jacksonville Zoo is sometimes overlooked due to all the exciting animals on offer, but make sure to visit in the springtime to see their extensive selection of gardens that are as pretty as a picture.
4. Tree Hill Nature Center
Where: 7152 Lone Star Rd, 32211
This non-profit organization preserves this stunning area of Floridian wilderness, so you know it’ll be blooming gorgeous. Learn about Jacksonville’s natural environment whilst taking in all the beauty present at Tree Hill Nature Center.
5. Frederick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens
Where: 1 S U N F Dr, 32224
Unlike the other gardens on this list, The Frederick and Ophelia Tate Ogier Gardens is the epicenter of innovative environmental and public health programming. As part of the University of North Florida, it’s a common place for students to relax among organic gardens feature row crops, a wide variety of fruit trees, and more.