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Our staff, volunteers, and community partners stay busy throughout the year. Check back to this page frequently to stay up-to-date on our events and activities throughout Jacksonville.

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May 2019

The Root Ball 2019: Derby Evening Under The Oaks

May 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

This annual event produced with the Late Bloomers Garden Club will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at the Bowing Oaks Plantation.  The festivities begin at 5:30 with the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby.  Help us celebrate a "Derby Evening Under The Oaks" with Mint Juleps, Bourbon Tastings, a Bodacious Hat Contest and live music provided by The Firewater Tent Revival. For updates about Root Ball 2019 please visit our FaceBook Event page here: RootBall2019. (2019 Root Ball Press…

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May 2020

Root Ball 2020: Derby in the Garden

May 2, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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 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…

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November 2020

Greenscape Tree Giveaway

November 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water St
Jacksonville, FL 32204 United States
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COJ's Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Partners with Greenscape for a day of Recycling and Free Trees Tree giveaway will be part of annual shredding event JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 8, 2020 –For the first time in its 11-year history, the City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful’s America Recycling Day event will feature both a shred activity and a tree giveaway in partnership with Greenscape of Jacksonville. Following best practice ideas for COVID era events, the shredding drop off and the tree…

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February 2021

Tree Planting in Boone Park South

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Boone Park South, 3725 St Johns Avenue
Jacksonville, 32205
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GREENSCAPE OF JACKSONVILLE and FRIENDS of BOONE PARK SOUTH 2021 TREE PLANTING Saturday, February 13, 2021 Begins at 9 A.M. 3725 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205 RAIN OR SHINE – BUT NOT LIGHTNING (If weather is prohibitive, event will take place next day – Sunday, February 14) Safety and Planting Demonstration by Joe Anderson JEA Forester Trees furnished by GreenReLeaf, a partnership of Greenscape and JEA. 22 Mixed Species (Pines, Dahoon Holly, Laurel Oak, Shumard Oak and Live Oak)…

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March 2021

The No Ball Root Ball 2021

March 1 - May 1
Root Ball

With the first Root Ball in 2008, Greenscape and Late Bloomers Garden Club introduced a fun way for the community to participate in an event that supports the missions of both organizations. Great parties for great causes. With lingering concerns of Covid 19 and the potential for community spread, the decision has been made to call off the in-person event this year. It is our sincere desire that we practice the ultimate social distancing by staging the No Ball Root…

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