The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (62 acres, 25 hectares) is a botanical garden in Gainesville, Florida, operated by the North Florida Botanical Society. Their name comes from nearby Lake Kanapaha. The gardens were established in 1978 when the society leased 33 acres (13.4 hectares) for a public botanical garden. Another 29 acres (11.7 hectares) were added in 1982. The gardens opened to the public in 1986.Plan to visit Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Gainesville attractions using our Gainesville day trip planning site.
As of 2005, the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens contain Florida's largest public bamboo gardens and the largest herb garden in the Southeast.
The gardens include the following major collections:
Spring flower garden
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens reviews
We've missed walking the parks...both natural and Disney ;). This was a 6000 step walking tour.. beautiful. Awesome flowers and trees but the bamboo clusters were very impressive.saw a juvenile... more »
If you like walking nature trails, and exploring exotic plants, flowers and trees from around the world, this botanical garden is for you. Superbly curated and maintained. Just off of I-75 Archer Rd..... more »
This garden is weekend destination to relax and relish the natures creation. They have some great tropical collection with a decent entry fee. I loved their rose and butterfly garden but I forgot to take my mosquito repellent with me. The garden is pretty small and maps take you around all the places like a guided tour. A must visit with friends and family.
The staff was wonderful. Very helpful and cheerful. The grounds are amazing! I love the individual little gardens. The weather was perfect the day we went, Mother's Day. I look forward to returning and plan on getting season passes. I hope the bridge that was flooded out is accessible next time. It looked enchanting. There is even a children's area.
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