Root Ball 2020: Derby in the Garden

May 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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root ball banner announcing alternative plan

 3/18/2020: Due to COVID-19 and the postponement of the Kentucky Derby, the Root Ball committee is working on an alternative plan for this year’s Root Ball, which will be announced very soon.

This annual event produced with the Late Bloomers Garden Club will take place on Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 at the Garden Club of Jacksonville.  The festivities begin at 5:30 with the running of the 146th Kentucky Derby.  Help us celebrate a “Derby at the Garden” with Mint Juleps, Bourbon Tastings, a Bodacious Hat and Derby Dandy contest, plenty of fun, games and delicious food, along with live music provided by the Gritty Flyright Band. For updates about Root Ball 2020 please visit our FaceBook Event page here: RootBall2020.
(2020 Root Ball Press Release)

Tickets may be purchased below or you may send in a check using the downloadable form here:  Root Ball 2020 Reservation Form 


May 2, 2020
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm