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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Beautiful Gardens!

These Gardens are worth visiting in Gainesville. We spent a few hours walking and enjoying the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Florida
Wedding Was Beautiful, Staff Was Friendly

My cousin just got married in Kanapaha Gardens this weekend. It was a Friday afternoon just after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tallahassee, 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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“bamboo forest” (10 reviews)
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S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Reviewed 3 days ago

These Gardens are worth visiting in Gainesville. We spent a few hours walking and enjoying the gardens and had a great time. It is well done, and dog friendly! Well worth the trip!

Thank LIer-Native
Reviewed 1 week ago

My cousin just got married in Kanapaha Gardens this weekend. It was a Friday afternoon just after the park closed to visitors. It was an absolutely beautiful venue. The oak he and his wife got married under was very picturesque. The banquet hall and porch...More

Thank mandierose7
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Botanical Gardens are totally worth the payment. The place is very organized, the paths are clean, and the plants beautiful.

Thank FPetean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the gardens and was thrilled to be able to bring my dog! The grounds are well maintained and there are so many interesting and beautiful plant species to look at. Everyone we passed smiled pleasantly and exchanged brief greetings....More

Thank Maryann_B1
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 October 2017

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 12 October 2017

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 10 October 2017

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 8 October 2017

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 October 2017 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
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Margaret D
31 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
12 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