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The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is committed to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education. A permanent collection of nearly 5,000 works of art on a riverfront campus offers more than 95,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities.

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Plants and Paintbrushes



“26…27…28 dragonflies!” My young friend shouted out completely unaware of the other 19 students in the Garden. And why not? The sun was glistening, the breeze was cool, and the birds even seemed to be singing in joy. Now, before you start getting the idea that I am describing a scene from Mary Poppins consider spending a cool winter morning in The Cummer Gardens. I think it is one of the most beautiful spots in all of Jacksonville – and I work here.

The Education Department kicked off the fall tour series with a new garden tour called Plants and Paintbrushes for elementary students that fully incorporates The Cummer Gardens into our core mission to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens, and education. And, boy, do the kids love it!

If you are thinking that the kids get to have all of the fun, think again! The Cummer Gardens are here for all to enjoy. You can explore the plant life; grab a paint set from the Make Art Now cart and paint a colorful landscape; or simply sit and count dragonflies.

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