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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

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Address: S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
Phone Number: +1 352-372-4981
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 19:00

Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.

Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.

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Beautiful gardens

We stopped here on our way through Gainesville. Even though it was December and not much was in bloom, it was beautiful and worth the visit. There are two loops, one on each side... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Valrico, Florida
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Valrico, Florida
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197 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stopped here on our way through Gainesville. Even though it was December and not much was in bloom, it was beautiful and worth the visit. There are two loops, one on each side of the entrance. We did both sides. We liked the hummingbird garden on the bigger loop and the bigger waterfall on the second loop. The giant... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice picnic and afternoon just walking around. Even though allot of things were not in bloom everything was well laid out and beautiful!

Thank SWCortez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in the fall. It was a pleasant visit even though there was a threat of rain which made us hurry. The stands of bamboo were as impressive as usual but on this visit our favorite was the giant lily pads. They were very impressive. The big ones are off the main... More 

Thank Patrick G
Rockledge, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

surprised by this hidden gem near downtown Gainesville. Really enjoyed our time checking out the bamboo and other collections. Saw a lot more wildlife than expected in the gardens.

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Frederick, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A peaceful oasis so close to town! Well maintained, beautiful gardens and arboretum. A haven for birds and humans alike!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent place to spend two to three hours strolling amongst plants and trees. It's well laid out and you are given a useful guide. Plenty of shade available. It's well established and seems a popular spot for weddings.

Thank MargaretJay
West Palm Beach FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My nephew and his amazing wife had their wedding at Kanapaha Gardens this weekend, and it was sensational! The ground are gorgeous, and there is so much to see. The staff are helpful and very friendly, and the entire venue is just lovely. Even if you aren't going there for an event, you will love seeing all the plants, communing... More 

Thank Mongado22
Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We stopped here on our way to GA, I am so glad we did! The gardens are beautiful, there are two different trails, one is a mile and hop the other one is half a mile. We took the shorter one first, it was such as easy walk, we stayed and did the longer one too. Both are paved and... More 

Thank dwrn54
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Gardens were varied and interesting. I especially enjoyed the bamboo collection. Some areas have very little relief from sun, and there are biting bugs aplenty--I didn't plan for this and almost left early from discomfort. I would like to visit in a cooler season, and also to see how the garden changes throughout the year.

Thank vacaytime2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have lived by the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and have never taken the time to go! So sad for me after 10 years!! When things are close we are the worst at not going to see what it's all about. Let me tell you they have the most wonderful plant sales twice a year! This October is the last one... More 

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