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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville

(4.6/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is located in Gainesville. To visit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on your trip to Gainesville, use our Gainesville tour planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • take a couple hours and walk the grounds and see all the different plants. buy some fish food and feed the fish in the ponds. $8.00 per person.  more »
  • Thank Providence that the owners had the foresight to acquire this property decades ago and create a remarkable environment that the rest of us get to share. Kanapaha Gardens is always a work in progr...  more »
  • This is a great display of foliage from all over the country. Hours of peaceful paths and great walking paths. All paved and easy to access by anyone. Highly recomended if you're in the area.  more »
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  • I took my puppy here for a long walk. I think she had an excellent time. For me I was really hoping to find more flowers and color. Everything was labeled and there were aome really interesting plants I have never seen before. Maybe it was the time of year we went. If you are in Gainesville it is definitely worth doing to spend a couple hours in nature.
  • This place was absolutely beautiful! $8 per person was totally worth it. A nice 1 mile stroll through a beautiful garden on one side and a short walk to a small waterfall on the other :)
  • Oct 9th-The entrance hosts a pond, large bamboo round & a Green Dragon fountain. Get your bug spray, there's skeeter's & bees! The store & foyer has various gifts crafted from natural materials, with freshly picked banana clusters to pick a banana from at no charge! The 1 mile path thru what I assume is the northern side of the entrance is mainly earthy ground, with the Hummingbird garden being the most active with frogs, b-flys, bees, etc & hosts sparkling clean restrooms with full accommodations of a cold water drinking fountain, hand soap & paper towels, & a beautiful sitting gazebo nearby the facility. My favorite garden is the Rock garden with cacti, assorted jumbo plants and naturally arranged rocks. Most floral appearances here are small delicate blooms at this time of year. The 1/2 southern (?) side path has alot of water areas to enjoy with sitting areas. Patches of banana trees abound, and signs mark every type of plant in each garden. Gazebos & sitting areas are abundant. This park is pathed thru natural scenery with lovely floral aromas embracing your walk.
  • Must see. Best collection of semi tropical bamboo anywhere in florida. Also, many other thematic gardens.
  • Great place to walk and learn about local FL. Plants and botanics. Shady places to eat too.