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Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« on: March 26, 2012, 03:13:52 AM »
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens



Metro Jacksonville takes a look at this historical green property, its offerings, and the community initiative behind it.

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http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-mar-jacksonville-arboretum-gardens

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 07:39:07 AM »
The Arboretum is awesome.  One of the few parks around here you can hike that has some elevation (Theodore Roosevelt is another one).

This weekend would be an awesome time to check out the park (first time and returning visitors alike):  Their second annual plein air painting event. 

http://www.abrushwithnature.org/plein-air-painting-event-and-gala.asp

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 07:51:53 AM »
Looks fantastic. Any wildlife spottings?
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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 08:14:33 AM »
Really neat article.

I had never heard of the Arboretum before.

I look forward to checking it out.
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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 08:26:56 AM »
I went last year... very nice place and still plenty to be done.  A very good place to learn the various native plant names as most are well marked including descriptions.
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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 08:28:35 AM »
This is a really cool park - my wife and I have spent several afternoons walking our dog there. The best part is everytime we've gone, we've had the place practically to ourselves. I don't think anybody realizes it's back there.

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 10:04:56 AM »
Great photos, great description.  I love it there - it's a great place to find some solitude.  I've taken my share of photos there, too (www.jaxhikes.com - Sorry, plugging my personal website  ;) )
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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 11:39:34 AM »
I never knew this existed? Ive stayed in this my entire life and learn something new everyday. I wanna check it out!!
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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 12:56:48 PM »
Add me to the list of those who wasn't aware that this was there.  Looking forward to checking it out.

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 02:38:54 PM »
you might have it to yourself because nowhere on their website do they tell you how to get there or what the address is.

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2012, 04:14:38 PM »
you might have it to yourself because nowhere on their website do they tell you how to get there or what the address is.

??? It's in the article right here! And it is on their website too.

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 04:41:05 PM »
I saw it here, did not see it on their website while browsing.  Did see a PO Box though to send them mail.

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2012, 04:45:17 PM »
From the website (top right):
Location
Street Address
1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32225.

NOTE: You must use Monument Road to access Millcoe Road and the Arboretum. The Merrill Road end of Millcoe Road is permanently closed.

Map to Location
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Trail maps are located on our Trails page.

Driving Instructions/Street Map
From Regency Area

Travel east on Monument Road from Regency area.
Pass under 9A.
Take a left on Millcoe Road.
Turn right into the Arboretum parking area.
From 9A

Exit east on Monument Road
Take a left on Millcoe Road.
Turn right into the Arboretum parking area.
From East Arlington

Travel west on Monument Road toward Regency.
Take a right on Millcoe Road before the 9A overpass.
Turn right into the Arboretum parking area.
Days and Hours of Operation
Open to the public 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm (8 am to 7 pm during daylight savings time). Entry gates are locked promptly at closing so plan your visit so that you exit the Arboretum prior to closing.

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012, 08:51:46 PM »
I've been several times...helped blaze a trail twice and do a clean-up project another time...great place!

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Re: Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 09:42:37 PM »
Great article.  This site has been on my list of places to visit in Jax since it opened a few years back.  I'm going to have to elevate it to a higher priority on my to-do-list.
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