Don't get dinged for car rental insurance you don't need or damage you didn't cause! Learn more.

Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum

1015 SE Loop 456
Jacksonville, TX 75766

903-586-7545

About Us:

The idea for an arboretum was conceived in August 1996, when State Sen. Robert Nichols, then a local businessman, donated 3.5 acres of land in Jacksonville to serve as the home for a new Texas A&M Forest Service office building. He leased an adjacent, similiarly-sized parcel of land to the agency for just $1 per year.

After giving it some thought, Texas A&M Forest Service officials decided to create on the adjoining land an arboretum devoted to educating school children, Boy Scouts, Master Gardeners and other local groups.

The new office building opened its doors in May 1999 and the arboretum followed suit shortly thereafter.

Named in honor of Sen. Nichols' mother, the Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum features several trails. The main trail is a quarter-mile long and broken into three sections, each featuring the different types of forests - pure pine, mixed hardwood and pine and hardwood - that are represented along the trail.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Event

View All AARP Events »

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Jacksonville
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW