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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville

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  • Walking through and seeing so much variety in plants was a great morning walk. It's obvious that so much has been put into the gardens, I truly appreciate the time and attention, since I have a black ...  more »
  • My mother and I have visited Kanapaha twice this year. Once in February and again in July. It is always beautiful & well-maintained. We especially like the bamboo section. We highly recommend visiting...  more »
  • There is many things to see all year around here. I had a membership here for a year and came for events and regular day trips. Would highly recommend if you love nature and the serenity it can provid...  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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