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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Address: S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
Phone Number: 352-372-4981
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Ranked #10 of 60 things to do 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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Gainesville Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I try to get by there at least once a year. The spring event is very enjoyable with a lot of plants available for purchase along with an lot of ideas. A very relaxing time to be had by everyone.

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kanapaha botanical gardens has lovely events throughout the year, including fantastic harvest moon walks with music and local plant sales. It is relaxing venue anytime to have a picnic, sketch, or simply enjoy walking through the gardens.

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We visited Kanapaha on a non-busy Sunday afternoon. It was nice to enjoy an outdoor garden in early February! Their various garden areas were fairly well kept with most plants and trees labeled. We were most impressed with the bamboo and azalea gardens as those are rare to see in our home area of the Upper Midwest. The admission price... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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160 reviews 160 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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5 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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