Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville

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  • When we first went there we couldn't believe our eyes It was so stunning to look at all the beautiful flowers and trees it is like a wonder land walking through there.  more »
  • Being a bit of a plant nerd, I was thrilled with the variety of plants, the scenery, the display gardens - especially the herb and knot gardens! - and the wonderful paths to travel. This is a well mai...  more »
  • This is a beautiful garden, with trails, flowers, places to take pictures and relaxing. Price is $8 per adult, but that day there was a wedding and the admissions person was busy so we went in without...  more »
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  • I've been attending the annual Spring Festival here for over 20 years. It's a wonderful event with plant vendors, a lot of nature theme vendors and food. I have noticed less vendors every year so I don't know if the fee has gotten too high or something else. I'd like to see it go back to how it used to be. But the gardens are a beautiful place to visit even when there is not an event.
  • Even in the dead of winter, February 2018, these beautiful gardens were still worth the admission price. The blooms were not present but you could appreciate the two distinct walking paths, one 1 mile long and the other .5 mile long. Each with it's own structure and layout made one be able to SEE the beauty even without the greenery or the vibrant colors of other seasons. And the water flows, and the gazebos, and the personal dedication benches, all helped to envision how truly cared and loved are these Gardens.
  • Best Botanical garden we've been to ever. The scenery is unreal, and the bamboo garden is amazing.....definitely worth the $8 admission. And love all the hand crafted merchandise they sell. Not to mention your money goes to help keep the gardens up and running.
  • This place is amazing to visit. I'm always tempted to hide out and spend the night! The Bamboo forest is my favorite part. They Hosted my buddy's wedding and they did a bang up job. If the concrete jungle is getting you down go to Kanapaha and walk barefeet.
  • We're very fond of this garden and take out-of-town state visitors there to give them a good picture of the flora possibilities of Central Florida. Several paths give the visitor a range of options about how they want to see the park. We especially love the bamboo here. It would be worth it for the bamboo alone.
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