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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
352-372-4981
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Gainesville
Type: Gardens
Activities: Birdwatching
Description: Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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206 reviews 206 reviews
64 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Kanapaha Gardens are over 62 acres and have a great deal of variety. There are two sections the East section that is about a mile walk and includes the largest bamboo garden in the Southeast, A Herb Garden, a Hummingbird Garden, a Rock Garden including Cacti, A Palm Hammock, a pond, and a Cycad garden. On this section of... More

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Gainesville
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

KBG is a North Florida site that offers a range of garden experiences. There are natural areas, areas groomed to near perfection, areas for children, for the vision impaired, and for folks just wanting a lovely, quiet spot to relax. I've been here for weddings, for festivals, for change of season events and for plant sales. All are enjoyable. My... More

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Seymour
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really loved this place; it has an incredible amount of plants and gave me some ideas on lots of things I could plant at my place.

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I went here with my two cousins while visiting Florida and these gardens were nicely laid out and really beautiful with many different sections. It was bit trying for me as I am not accustomed to the heat but it was well worth the visit. My favorite part was the herb garden. There are 62 acres to explore so leave... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is enjoyable but it perhaps has seen better days. The plants themselves are still there, but the infrastructure of the gardens outside of the gift shop ranges from adequate to decrepit. Overall it appears it could use an infusion of money and enthusiasm. That being said, the place is still worth a stop if you enjoy gardens and... More

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Lake City, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did our engagement pictures here and the grounds are gorgeous, peaceful and well kept. This is a great place for a date night walk or for photoshoots

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Gainesville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Kanapaha botanical gardens is worth the trip, time, sight of all. The beauty and information is all around you. Reading about the herb in the garden were very interesting. Bamboo garden made you feel like you were in the redwood forrest. The lilly pads were huge and beautiful. The outside of the garden with the beautiful well built wooden bridge... More

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gainesville, fl.
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22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This botanical and geological marvel has been enhanced over the years. The bamboo garden is one of the most complete (and amazing!) I've ever seen. There is a great boardwalk into a sinkhole, and another out to the lake. The rock garden (where there are an amazing variety of flowering plants) is unique in this area. It's a great place... More

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Kissimmee, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Lovely huge area with many trees giving a lot of shade (needed during the hot Florida sunny days). Not really for kids although there is a small maze right at the start of the gardens. Take your time, stroll around and bring your binoculars as you may spot nesting Osprey on the boardwalk over the lake as we did.

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Auckland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Well tended gardens and many specimens with detailed descriptions. Benches to sit down and relax. Water gardens.

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