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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Lovely Walk on a Beautiful Day

62 acres divided into various garden themes. Fun and interesting sculptures and structures are... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Beautiful gardens!

I was very impressed with the gardens! The map was pretty easy to follow, and I spent a couple of... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Helene H
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Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

62 acres divided into various garden themes. Fun and interesting sculptures and structures are tucked around the gardens. An easy walk following the sidewalk around--had to dodge a few sprinklers but Fl. has been dry! Most plants were labelled which helped to identify the unusual...More

Thank pelicanlady2016
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I was very impressed with the gardens! The map was pretty easy to follow, and I spent a couple of hours strolling leisurely around. I really enjoyed the herb garden, which was quite educational, telling about the use of the herbs in their native countries....More

Thank Helene H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went here recently with my wife and she really enjoyed it. We had a nice picnic on the garden side. It was a bit hot so we only explored about half of the other side (the water gardens) before going home. Definitely will come back...More

Thank Costin A
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The gardens themselves are amazing. Sometimes the children get bored. I also recommend to bring 3 dollars to get fish food so you can feed the cod. The Kanapaha gardens are spread out on a TON of land, so may spend about 1-3 hours here....More

Thank arjunbamzai
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a real botanical garden. It is all about variety. It is well managed and it presents a friendly type atmosphere. Instead of an up tight pristine perfectly manicured place where you dare not leave the trail, you can reach out and literally smell...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Botanic Gardens usually come in two flavors -- those with an emphasis on botanic specimens, and those with an emphasis on landscape design. Kanapaha is the former. Winding pathways take you through a succession of collections, e.g. bamboo, conifers, etc. The collections were a little...More

Thank lhq
Reviewed 9 May 2017

What I like best about Kahapaha is that it has both gardens and water features, as well as a natural woodlands trails. Many of the trails are paved, so it is amenable to wheelchairs and strollers. Which flowers are in bloom depends on the season,...More

Thank Maizegirl
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Stopped on our way from cedar key to Vermont. Very excellent welcome. Did the one mile walk and enjoyed it all. Hoped the people who carved names in the beautiful bamboo also ignored the signs not to touch the nettles in the herb garden.

Thank susan s
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We must have gone in the wrong season because most of the plants were dead and looks like it was completely unkept. This was way too expensive for a family of 6 to look at Dead plants.

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit in good weather. Varied plants including plants from other regions in the same area. We went during a plant show.

Thank GGreene25
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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