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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is approximately 60 acres in size. There are no ride and no food... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ocala, Florida
Place filled with Serenity

This is one of the best places to go to in Gainesville to connect and encounter with nature. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gainesville, Florida
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Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is approximately 60 acres in size. There are no ride and no food facilities. However, if you go there on a nice day and are able to walk, I believe you will have a nice time. There are nice trails to walk...More

Thank stempler99
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best places to go to in Gainesville to connect and encounter with nature. The premises are so varied and wonderful you can spend hours there and enjoy it all. Great gardens, wonderful staff.

Thank caoky60
Reviewed 1 week ago

An oasis of botany in Gainesville. The gardens are in a surprisingly large area. As you walk the paths, you go through different areas, a bamboo forest, hummingbird area, rock garden, asian garden, ginger garden, several water faills, childrens garden, azaleas, camelias etc. There are...More

Thank charliespal2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2018 is Kanapaha’s 30th anniversary and they have accomplished much in the way of master planning and design. There seems to be a layer of decay, but judging from the work being done there are at least some funds for upkeep. Planting’s didn’t seem as...More

Thank CUbeMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful botanical garden is a quiet green refuge with an outstanding collection of bamboo, a camellia and azalea garden, and lovely aquatic gardens. The record-setting water lilies can be found in the aquatic gardens. The lily pads on this graceful plant can reach 6...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve visited many times. We really enjoy the festivals. We had a great family photo taken there. Interesting bamboo and palms. I wish it was better funded so it had more plants. Very nice building and gift shop.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kanapah Botanical Gardens provide a lush, green space for folks to step away from their busy lives and take in some amazing horticultural scenery. From enormous lilly pads to spiral mazes it just beacons visitors to explore and enjoy the adventure. The gardens also have...More

Thank AlexandraH317
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I attended UF in the mid-1980s. My BFF during this time was the resident caretaker at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - she lived in a trailer on site and had a gaggle of geese as watchdogs! It was lovely back then, but a bit underdeveloped. Thirty...More

Thank ElmoTheCat
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Our company has had picnics here. There are festivals and weddings held here. I used to come here to study during the week in college, as it is peaceful and relaxing. Lots of walkways and a variety of flora. There is a gift shop and...More

Thank aliaforest
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit and spend the afternoon with family. Special events and botanical, art shows are always a great family outing and enjoyable.

Thank Teresa A
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Margaret D
30 October 2016|
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Response from flahokie69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very easy.
14 August 2016|
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Response from FamilyOnAVacation | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash. We take our dog each time we go. We always take a bag in case she poops, and we watch for alligators near the water. It is a great place to walk dogs!
Alicia D
11 October 2015|
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Response from Bonish_Photo | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, it does have a minimal entrance fee that I felt was well worth it If you're into photography, especially macro photography, this place is a gold mine