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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

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Address: S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
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+1 352-372-4981
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09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
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Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.

Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.

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So many Botanical environments, so little time...a nature and garden lover's paradise!

Thank Providence that the owners had the foresight to acquire this property decades ago and create a remarkable environment that the rest of us get to share. Kanapaha Gardens is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank Providence that the owners had the foresight to acquire this property decades ago and create a remarkable environment that the rest of us get to share. Kanapaha Gardens is always a work in progress in the best sense of that expression. (Despite another reviewer's experience, I've always been impressed with the fact that this is truly a 4 Season... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great display of foliage from all over the country. Hours of peaceful paths and great walking paths. All paved and easy to access by anyone. Highly recomended if you're in the area.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Most will know these gardens from the various garden shows held there, but it is a good place to visit at all times. The gift shop is particularly interesting. And the Gainesville Orchid Society meets there every month...

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When to visit during the mo. of January and almost everything was dead or dying. I am not planning to go back.

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Thank pagemitre
Gainesville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for stroll thru some beautiful plants. Also possible picnic areas. Easy paths for walking. Very interesting paths. We were there when had some bands playing which was very pleasant but that is only at certain events.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are a beautiful example of wild and natural as well as formal. The walk through is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Wear comfortable shoes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest botanical gardens I've ever been to. All of the plants are labeled - which is often not the case at other similar places I've visited. And while not a lot is in bloom or growing at all in January, it was actually amazing how much was in bloom and growing. This is a wonderful... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We started coming here together in 1988, and ended up getting married here in 1991, we return every few years, and it keeps getting better. The staff here is very nice and accommodating, the facilities are clean and well maintained, and the gardens are amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The gardens are beautiful and very peaceful. We went on Mother's Day 2015 and mom's got a discounted rate. The bamboo garden is amazing and they actually sell bamboo at certain times of the year. You can also rent it as a venue for special events. I loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Take a walk through this botanical garden and you'll come away in awe of the beautiful plants, bamboo, ferns, flowering bushes throughout the property. This is a must see in Gainesville Florida.

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