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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Address: S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
Phone Number: 352-372-4981
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Ranked #9 of 19 Attractions in Gainesville
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.

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Pensacola, Florida
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145 reviews 145 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is not an overly manicured gardens, but is great for walks. I loved the nice open space, and the water garden. I agree with another commenter that there are too many dogs. I have a toddler and didn't feel comfortable going into the children's park, because there were 3 big dogs.

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Orlando
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited the gardens in early January. We saw plenty of colorful and interesting plants and flowers in spite of the season. The east gardens are laid out well, I like a loop path. The west gardens required some doubling back but they were smaller so it was not very inconvenient. The children'' garden is enchanting and fun. The gift... More 

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142 reviews 142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

1st visit this year after living in Gainesville for 25 years. It was nice to see, but once a year is enough. Sorry.

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Melbourne, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not much blooming in December, but a lovely walk to spend time with the family. Would have liked more labels in general, & many of the ones that were there were worn away. Found ourselves constantly saying "what is that?" Perhaps a volunteer can make that a project. If I lived closer, I would be glad to help, it's a... More 

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Urbana, IL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I make sure to visit this garden each time I am in Gainesville. The gardens are spectacular, especially the bamboo garden. Although this is not as impressive as some botanical gardens I've seen in larger cities, this is remarkable for a small city this size. The gift shop is also really tasteful.

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Port Orange, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just loved it but being a winter visitor, I felt as if I was missing much of the beauty of this great garden.. 1mile and 1/2 of trails with something different to see around every turn... admission is reasonable but they charge tax..

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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I've come here to study plants, to photograph them, and to lead workshops in photographing flora, and portraiture. This is a great location year round for all sorts of interests and styles of photography. I even got an annual pass once.

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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Went on the free day and had a chance to walk around. My kids ran through it, so its not a good kids place if you want to sit and enjoy.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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