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After a successful first year, Riverside Avondale Preservation's Garden Tour is set to be held on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This tour brings neighbors and businesses together to share the transformative nature of front yards, backyards, gardens and landscapes that are sure to give inspiration and encourage budding gardening ideas to bloom. Tour admission includes access to *15 properties with varying garden styles. Live music, public art, refreshments, and activities are incorporated into each stop. Flowers, vegetable gardens, native plants, beautiful backyards make this tour a great way to spend a Saturday and the BEST Mother's Day gift!


Admission also includes access to The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens plus recommended food and drink stops at local restaurants. General Admission is self-guided, although guided tours are available through Go Tuk'n, Art Bikes Jax, and via the Bicycle Tour led by ZenCog. 


Price is $20 in advance, $25 on Event Day, cash or card. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at these Starting Locations on May 7 between 10-4pm:

  • RAP Office, the Buckland House, 2623 Herschel St.
  • Mediterranean Resort Experience, fan-favorite from 2021, 1534 Avondale Ave.
  • Creekside Woodland Surprise, 1610 Geraldine Dr.


At the starting location, show your ticket purchase and receive the full Garden Tour Program featuring details about each garden on the tour, a map, and all of the activities for a full day in Riverside Avondale. Or pay with cash or card and begin the tour.


Activities to expect:

Walk-as-One, World Labyrinth Day

1515 Mallory Street, 1pm

Visit Peace Park Memorial Rose Garden to see the Future site of the Labyrinth and “walk-as-one at 1:00 p.m. or World Labyrinth Day. 


Spruce Plant Sale

Pivot Pilates, 1250 McDuff Ave. S., 10-4pm

Spruce will be set up inside showcasing unique anthuriums, philodendrons and Hoyas that thrive indoors and will be available to answer your houseplant questions. Spruce is planning to open Jacksonville’s first plant bar later this year in Murray Hill and is currently nestled in a warm and inviting space in the shops of the St Johns Town Center.


Lush Leaves Plant Propagation Workshop

2761 Herschel St., 10-4pm

Lush Leaves specialize in growing houseplants and tropicals and will be demonstrating propagating monstera Deliciosa, snake plant, vining and upright philodendron and succulents throughout the day for those curious and wanting to discover. 


Gifts for Mom

1612 Cherry Street, 10-4pm

Locally made gifts curated for mom from local artists with a garden vibe.


Wildcrafters

*On location for the Garden Tour at 3852 St. Johns Ave.

Delicious booze-free craft cocktails for sale during the Garden Tour - Jacksonville's first nonalcoholic bar serving kava, teas, and more. Select drinks available on the Garden Tour.


Live Music

Darren Ronan School of Music, 10-4pm, 2767 Herschel Street

Atmospheric Therapy with Morton, 10-11:30, 1612 Cherry Street

Robin Shin, cellist, 12-2pm, 1384 Belvedere Avenue


En plein air painting from the Jacksonville Artist Guild

1379 Belvedere Avenue

1612 Cherry Street

1610 Geraldine Drive


Live Auction, Raffle, and Art Sale

2767 Herschel Street, 4pm join our featured artist for the raffle of this year’s custom artwork, and find out if you won the custom GloDea bench! Garden Tour t-shirts for sale. 

For Sale: Garden Tour T-shirts, Limited Edition Garden Tour giclee Print


A full list of all tour locations can be found here.


Venue Information

Riverside Avondale Preservation
2623 Herschel Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 389-2449

Organizer Information

Riverside Avondale Preservation


2623 Herschel Street
Jacksonville, FL 32204
(904) 389-2449

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