For more information on garden plants for northeast Florida and beyond, take a look at the Floridata website. It is available to everyone and has a wealth of information. Find Floridata at http://www.floridata.com.
For more information on native plants, we recommend two websites. For Florida native plants, visit the University of South Florida's Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants at http://www.plantatlas.usf.edu/ . For native plants of North America, visit the Flora of North America site at http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1.
Control of invasive plants costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year. Invasive plants crowd out native plants and are not as valuable for for wildlife as our native species. Still, we continue to use some of these plants in our gardens. Get familiar with this problem by visiting the website of the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council at http://www.fleppc.org/.
For more fun information about the world of plants, visit the Wayne's Word website at http://waynesword.palomar.edu/wayne.htm and click on the button that says, "Noteworthy Plants".
Other Public Gardens in Jacksonville
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens http://www.cummer.org/
Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens http://www.jacksonvillearboretum.org
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/