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Jacksonville Arboreteum & Gardens

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Address: 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225
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Peaceful place in busy Southside

This quiet park is located in a busy area near Recency Mall, but seems world away. A great place to walk and enjoy the plant life and walking trails. The area is well maintained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This quiet park is located in a busy area near Recency Mall, but seems world away. A great place to walk and enjoy the plant life and walking trails. The area is well maintained and even has a large pond. A great place for a brisk walk or quiet reflecting

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Apopka, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice for a nature walk or hike. Most of the trees and plants have markers for identification. Not so many flowering plants. Look for the unexpected, I think you will have fun. Bring a camera. On the down side, there is OUT HOUSE (yuk)

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great place to walk some trails. I love the options to choose from whether you want a good long walk or an easy loop around the lake. If you choose the Rosemary trail you get to see some nice spots along the way.It looked like they also do weddings so it's a nice location,especially all the great natural photo opts.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

After visiting the arboreteum in Ashville, North Carolina, there is not much good to say about the Jacksonville version of the same. The best thing I can report is that at least there is some green space that has been set aside for this purpose, but it needs a lot of work and money to get anywhere near what could... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens is a delightful place to wander down lovely paths with beautiful vistas! Dedicated volunteers have worked diligently to create and maintain the paths, with many plants labeled. Take a lunch and stop at a bench and listen to the birds! Great nature spot right in the middle of town!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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178 reviews 178 reviews
66 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Jax Arboreteum is fantastic. There is no fee to enter, although they have donation boxes. Free maps of the trails are provided. You can literally walk for miles covered by lush foliage. The name "Gardens" is a bit misleading. You will not see many of your typical bright covered flowers. You will experience crisp refreshing air, beautiful surroundings, and... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I've lived in the Jacksonville area for 3 years and just found out about this place. I am from Virginia and was missing a nice wooded place to hike around in. This place is great. I didnt smell any sewage plant smells at all (like another reviewer mentioned). Some of the trails have actual hills, which is rare for the... More 

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jacksonville florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I didn't realize this park existed until our group of photographers went to visit. Honestly...it shouldn't be called Gardens (or at least I didn't see any). There are plenty of walking trails, however, those are not clearly marked. The place is hidden off of Monument Road and if I were going by myself I don't feel like I would be... More 

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Florida
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is a nice idea, but it is built next to a sewage treatment center and everything smells. It is isolated, and we had out car broken into when there. Several other cars were hit, too.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens is nothing more than a few walking paths through the woods. Gardens? Really? I'm not sure how long this place has been around but it seems as though it hasn't been around for a long time. Granted, volunteers and staff are trying to do their best to make this spot a true arboretum but for... More 

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