My, what a great place to spend a pleasant afternoon. We visited in December 2012 and spent about three hours in the gardens. The bamboo stands are not to be missed. We have visited botanical gardens all over the place. This one ranks high on our list . Try to avoid driving into Gainsville and around the campus at lunchtime. Hard to find a place to park and the eateries are all full. Campus is gorgeous however, regardless of what State fans might say.