Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville

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#5 of 10 in Parks in Gainesville
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  • My cousin just got married in Kanapaha Gardens this weekend. It was a Friday afternoon just after the park closed to visitors. It was an absolutely beautiful venue. The oak he and his wife got married...  more »
  • The Botanical Gardens are totally worth the payment. The place is very organized, the paths are clean, and the plants beautiful.  more »
  • I really enjoyed my visit to the gardens and was thrilled to be able to bring my dog! The grounds are well maintained and there are so many interesting and beautiful plant species to look at. Everyone...  more »
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  • What a beautiful, peaceful sanctuary!!! A short road trip from Jacksonville. I'm so glad we decided to go check it out vs. braving the crowds at the beach or in Orlando for the holiday weekend. The bamboo forest is especially amazing, quiet, and romantic.
  • I went to the Christmas luminaries and it was incredibly beautiful. Wish I would have gotten there sooner and spent more daylight time in the gardens, because they are gorgeous! I will definitely return.
  • It's beautiful and if you're a nature fan, it's the place to be. It is very hot in the summer and buggy so if heat and insects aren't your thing, stay clear. The facilities are nice though and include a kitchen. The staff's a little bossy but if you're rule compliant you'll be fine.
  • Beautiful gardens with several separate habitats. Butterfly garden, water garden, herbs garden, bulb garden, rose garden, children's garden, ginger garden, bamboo forest, etc. Kid friendly, they often hold events for children around holidays. Several plant shows and sales a year, and other special events. They really do a great job of keeping up this Gainesville treasure.
  • I went on a moonlit walk with the paths all lit with little candles in white paper bags. It was magical. Can't wait to go again in the daytime.

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