Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville: Hours, Address, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
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Carrie N
Sarasota, FL10 contributions
Their billboard is cooler than the actual place.
Nov 2021 • Solo
This is all large and naturalistic botanic garden. The sidewalks cover about a mile and a half of walking. Some of it is hilly. While it was atmospheric with lots of vegetation, I was disappointed with the lack of plant variety. The billboard I saw of the giant lily pads made it seem like it was going to be really spectacular. The lily pads were sparse, covered in debris and turning brown.
Written November 25, 2021
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LPLoveToTravel
Ocala, FL1,556 contributions
Beautiful morning at the Fall Orchid Show
Oct 2021
Wonderful morning at the Fall Orchid Show. It was very crowded, but manageable. Staff did a great job with parking. Lots of great vendors and food trucks.
Written October 23, 2021
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Dick P
Amite, LA400 contributions
Outstanding botanical garden.
Oct 2021
This botanical garden is large and outstanding quality. There are excellent paved walkways throughout the gardens. The plants are well marked. The trail map is very good. The gardens are very well maintained with a wide variety of plants.
Written October 22, 2021
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21135traveler
2 contributions
So much to see!
Oct 2021
I thought we would spend a couple of hours here. We ended up going to lunch and then coming back in the afternoon. So many different gardens, with plants common to the area and not common. Little spots of beauty around every corner. The large water lilies, of course, are intriguing and definitely not common! I liked the labels so I could know what I was looking at. I should note that not everything was labeled. Sometimes I found a plant I might like to try at home but there was no label to tell me what to buy. But we enjoyed coming here and could find a lot more to look at, I'm sure, if we get to come back.
Written October 20, 2021
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mawvkysc
Walterboro, SC61 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2021
Many different types of gardens. Very enjoyable. Friendly staff. Well paved and marked. Wheelchairs available.
Written July 3, 2021
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Jennron8694
Port Saint Joe, FL143 contributions
Great Walking trails not too strenuous
Jun 2021 • Couples
We've missed walking the parks...both natural and Disney ;). This was a 6000 step walking tour.. beautiful. Awesome flowers and trees but the bamboo clusters were very impressive.saw a juvenile gator, red hawk ,turtle and some coy. Very nice visit.
Written June 12, 2021
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EZ2Please
Central Florida, FL49 contributions
Peaceful nature
May 2021
If you like walking nature trails, and exploring exotic plants, flowers and trees from around the world, this botanical garden is for you. Superbly curated and maintained. Just off of I-75 Archer Rd, it's a peaceful place that I'd highly recommend. Bring a picnic lunch. Masks recommended in buildings (but not required), no masks required out doors.
Written May 23, 2021
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munchman
Barrington, IL127 contributions
Worth the time and cost, lots of color flowers and insects
May 2021
About 7 minutes from I75 exit, and easy to get into, so you can time your self for how much you want to see and walk. Entry was $10 for adults. Nice little store inside, and good sized bathrooms. Took about 2 hours per side (there are two sides) to walk, and about 75% of it is in the shade. Waterfall side has numerous spots to walk along, see giant goldfish and soft shell turtles. Giant clumps of bamboo (20 feet wide) make those great clinking sounds in the wind. Saw plenty of colorful butterflies and dragonflies (and geckos). They say the best colors are June - Sept, so we missed that, but there were Lots of flowers anyway in mid-May. Childrens garden has sensory leaves and a small pond/pool with hidden critters and decent noise. Saw people having picnic on the lawn in the sun. Rocking chairs on the deck of the main entry building were a nice resting spot in the shade.
Written May 18, 2021
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carriec
2 contributions
Outdoor Living
May 2021 • Couples
Our hotel recommended we go to the botanical garden just down the road as we told them we like to do outdoor type things.
This place was really nice. Not too expensive to get in and it really was beautiful. I couldn't get over all the natural bamboo that was growing everywhere. Good outdoor activitie for anyone.
Written May 15, 2021
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eyesbblue
Virginia565 contributions
A true Botanical Garden
May 2021
This is the real thing with lots of native plants nicely displayed across many acres, The walks are easy and enjoyable. You could spend hours, but in one hour you can do most of the gardens, A real treat.
Written May 10, 2021
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