Riveside Avondale Preservation Presents Annual Garden Tour

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Some of the Day of Activities to Expect:

Riverside’s iconic Memorial Park will have tours scheduled throughout the day starting at 10 a.m, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Gardening experts will be at the Riverside Avondale Community Garden throughout the day answering questions and sharing tips.

Live music by local performers will also be spread out amongst all the tour spots.

Live plein air painting by artists from the Jacksonville Artist Guild.

For the first time in many years, residents of Riverside Avondale are opening up their gardens to showcase the ways they have tailored their front yard and backyard gardens during the Riverside Avondale Garden Tour scheduled for Saturday, May 8th from 10 am until 5 pm.

Highlighting both small and large gardens, this tour will share the wide variety of outdoor spaces in the historic neighborhood and the many possibilities of how a homeowner can create lovely landscapes for relaxation and enjoyment.

This year’s Garden Tour will include 12 residential homes, five businesses and three community parks.

The Riverside Avondale Preservation annual Garden Tour will allow the public to walk, bike or ride around the neighborhood to find inspiration and learn tips and tricks on how to garden and transform their own yard.

In partnership with Go Tuk’n, attendees of the tour are able to book a tour in advance. Go Tuk’n will be set up at the RAP office to start and end their tours. The Go Tuk’n tour costs $38.50 per person and will be two hours long. Guests will have the opportunity to choose from three tours for the day starting at 10 a.m, 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. To book your tour, click here.

Participants will also be able to rent bikes for the day of the tour from ZenCog Bicycle Company on Stockton Street. The bike rental will be $10 and early booking is recommended as there will be a limited supplies of bikes available.

Garden Tour tickets may be purchased at the RAP office at 2623 Herschel Street from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of the event. You’ll never have to leave your car using RAP’s drive-thru method where you can conveniently purchase your ticket(s) and get your garden map. Maps will not be available until day of show. Tickets may also be purchased at Riverside Arts Market starting at 10 a.m.

Garden Tour Bench Raffle

Local designer of unique products, GloDea, has generously donated this beautiful indoor/outdoor bench as part of the fun for our Garden Tour.

To enter in for a chance to win, we'll be taking entries at the RAP office, located at 2623 Herschel St, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. up until Friday, May 7. We'll randomly pick and announce the winner on Monday, May 11 at 10 a.m.

Rules and Regulations of Raffle:

  • Only 500 tickets available.
  • The winning ticket will be randomly drawn from submitted tickets on Monday, May 11 at 10 am at Riverside Avondale Preservation.
  • Winner must claim bench from Riverside Avondale Preservation by May 22, 2021; otherwise the winner forfeits the bench.
  • All applicable taxes will be paid by the winner.
  • Winner must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Winner is solely responsible for his/her own actions and agrees not to hold Riverside Avondale Preservation liable in connection with the winning of the bench.
  • This is not a tax-deductible donation.
  • Suggested minimum price is $10 per ticket.
  • Limited one free ticket per household.
  • Cannot pick up ticket for another person.