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Jacksonville Arboretum celebrates National Public Gardens Day on May 9

Posted: April 30, 2014 - 5:19pm  |  Updated: April 30, 2014 - 5:22pm

Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens will celebrate National Public Gardens Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday May 9, at its 120-acre preserve at 1445 Millcoe Road in Jacksonville.

The arboretum joins the American Public Gardens Association and 500-plus public gardens nationwide in the annual day of awareness that honors the role public gardens play in promoting plant and water conservation, education and environmental leadership. The arboretum will also offer a 10 percent discount on “Family” or “Friend” memberships on May 9 and 10 - go to for information and to download the coupon.

For information on the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, free and open seven days a week, go to

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