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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Address: S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
Phone Number: 352-372-4981
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Gainesville
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
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Owner description: Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

These gardens are always having "special events" to enjoy and are worth going to. We have been several times and always enjoy our visit.

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Kampot, Cambodia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

As a photographer, I get a yearly pass for Kanapaha Gardens nearly every year. The people who run the place have a real passion for this garden and have created a jewel on the south side of Gainesville. Over the years they have added numerous attractions including a bamboo forest, an herb garden, a band shell and a meditation labyrinth,... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a great feature of Gainesville, with lovely walks amid the exotic and native plantings. Interesting plant life, and good information for the visitor. There is a nice gift shop, as well.

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Floral City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The bamboo gardens were impressive. I loved the butterfly garden. The herb garden was interesting. Next time I will bring bug spray though.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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136 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Perhaps the best botanical garden in Florida. As you can't compare a box to a botanical garden, because a botanical garden is comprised of several gardens. "Kanapaha Botanical" is 25 gardens, or 30 sub-gardens, such as: bamboo, butterfly, children, herb, humming bird, butterfly, medicinal, rose, water, succulents, rock, vegetable, etc. Then you have events, weddings, tours, and lots of plant... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I sincerely enjoyed walking around the gardens during the annual spring festival they have. It's a wonderful opportunity to buy some great plants for good prices.

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Plantation, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They have many "special" events at Kanapaha and if you love Gardens you will love your visit. Worth a visit.

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The Villages, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were here in the spring of the year and nothing much was blooming. It is a long walk around the 1-1/2 mile paved walkway. The park consists of 62 acres with 16 major collections Includes the states largest collection of bamboos and a large herb garden. They say the best time is from June to September.

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Tampa, Florida
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134 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was in the Ocala area, and came across a beautiful brochure of the Kanapaha Gardens. Even though it was about 70 miles round-trip out of the way, I decided to visit. Unfortunately, the brochure turned out to be the best part of the garden and I was disappointed in my visit. I would consider it more of a nature... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a very nice garden to visit.The Bamboo forest was amazing. Never seen before fruits, cactus and palm trees. Hot, so go early in the summer. The statues in the Childrens Garden were really neat. Glad we went.

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