A Special Thank You to Our Garden Tour Sponsors!

Riverside Avondale Preservation is excited to host the third annual Garden Tour this Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday May 13, 10a.m. – 4p.m., rain or shine. A wonderful way to spend time with loved ones while taking in the beauty of nature in one of Jacksonville’s oldest and most eclectic of neighborhoods, this year’s Garden Tour ensures every property shines in its own unique way.


This year we are incredibly lucky to have a group of supporters sponsoring the event to ensure that it’s one to remember. Having sponsors that so fiercely believe in and understand the importance of the value of celebrating community and the natural beauty that makes Riverside Avondale so special. To all our sponsors, thank you! Take a moment to learn more about the kind-hearted supporters helping us to put on this event:

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Oak Sponsor

Prepare to be transported into a beautiful plant oasis from the moment you step foot in the door.  Tucked away amidst urban sprawl is a green oasis that invites visitors to discover the incredible healing power of plants. At Aura Plant Studio, a plant shop specializing in rare and exotic houseplants, both plant novices and master gardeners alike can rest assured that they will walk away with the right plant for their specific needs thanks to Aura’s expert staff. Once you visit the retail studio, you’ll fall in love with the charming space and power of the plants. Pro-tip: be sure to visit their Secret Garden when you stop by. Once you go once you may never want to leave! Be sure to mark June 3 on your calendar when Aura will be celebrating the first anniversary of the shop opening. To stay up to date on upcoming events and workshops that you don’t want to miss follow them on Facebook and Instagram @auraplantstudio.

Azalea Sponsors

Coleus & Canna Garden Consulting

With years of gardening experience both in the US and abroad, Coleus & Canna offers expert knowledge and the ability make the backyard oasis of your dreams a reality. Using regionally appropriate plants, Coleus & Canna ensures that your new backyard oasis will be able to be enjoyed year-round. In addition to their one-time consultations, they also offer a full-service garden installation, maintanence program and private plant workshops. To shop their current plant offers visit their website.

Salter Group


Since its founding more than three years ago, the Salter Group has remained dedicated to ensuring their clients are the number one priority through every facet of the home buying or selling process. In fact, the Salter Group is has made it their mission to ensure once someone is a client once they will want to be a client for life. With their expert knowledge and caring approach, clients can rest assured that they will have their personal and financial goals achieved.

Jon the Gardener Landscaping

When working with clients, Jon the Gardener Landscape Design has one goal: to create the landscape of the client’s dreams. Specializing in both residential and commercial properties, they have the expertise and passion that’s necessary to create a sustainable, beautiful year-round outdoor space. A staple in the Riverside Avondale neighborhoods, they are known not only for their ability to transform and maintain an outdoor sanctuary, but also for their wealth of knowledge about the best practices to maintain the health of your yard.

Honeybee Sponsors

Wacca Pilatka Native Landscaping

Each Wacca Pilatka landscape is intentionally designed to bring you closer to nature. Taking design inspiration from the structures and systems of native plant communities, they’re able to create engaging, unique gardens by utilizing indigenous and regionally appropriate plants. Their mission is to create sustainable residential and commercial Florida-friendly landscapes that support the health of our ecosystems and promote biodiversity.

Rubricx Pavers

Rubricx‘s commitment to creating their clients’ ideal outdoor space has always been at the heart of all the work that they do. Since 2019, they have created a variety of ideal outdoor spaces for residential and commercial projects alike. To check out more of their work, they encourage people to visit their showroom on Herschel Street.

In-Kind Sponsors

Iguana on Park

Since opening its doors in 2021 Iguana on Park has quickly become a popular staple of the neighborhood (and the best patio space in Avondale). From unique tasty entrees to a selection of more than 100 tequilas, there’s something for everyone to love at Iguana.

Apple Rabbit Compost

Apple Rabbit Compost, a subscription-based composting service, is on a mission to help Jacksonville residents, restaurants, and farms do their part to help end food waste. Subscriptions are offered at a variety of tiers and include the option to either drop-off your food waste at the Riverside Arts Market or have Apple Rabbit come to your home weekly to collect your food waste. Visit their website to learn more about how to can get started with composting.