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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608-0808
+1 352-372-4981
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Well labeled garden. We learned a lot with the half we saw.

My travel companion is the garden fan. I go to gardens to keep her company. That said, I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James L
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South Portland, Maine
Not Much To Offer

Upon arrival, the first thing in the building is the gift shop, but there is no staff person in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Booperskp
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Amana, Iowa
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Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
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S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608-0808
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+1 352-372-4981
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My travel companion is the garden fan. I go to gardens to keep her company. That said, I enjoyed this this garden. A simple layout with 2 different loops you can follow. We followed about 3/4 of the longer loop. I really liked the herb/medicinal...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival, the first thing in the building is the gift shop, but there is no staff person in the shop. The staff person sits across the entrance on the other side to take admission. I paid my $8.00 and was given a map. FLOWERS:...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gardens were a lot fun. The park is a great place to take your furry friend. there is a large variety of gardens and plants. plan on spending the whole to enjoy all. it is worth the return trip. Great for family outings ie...More

1  Thank Lyzze
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These gardens are adorable! The whole place is very quaint and the put a lot of upkeep into them! The Vinery was my favorite part!

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We brought the grandkids to enjoy an authentic slice of Florida. The gardens are well-maintained and luxuriously planted. Be aware that there are alligators, esopecially in and near the lake. The person at the entry booth alerted us to the location of the momma gator...More

1  Thank SUZANNE T
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Our visit to this garden was a bit of a disappointment. I was surprised at the poor condition of many of the planting areas. It was easy to see that they were understaffed. Many of the beds were in poor condition. Many trees and plants...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We drove up to the Kanapaha Botanical Garden for a wildflower and plant festival. Although the entire grounds were covered with vendors of various sorts, it was still beautiful and we enjoyed it very much. Will plan to go back when they don't have their...More

1  Thank ginniedroz
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The botanical garden has the largest collection of bamboo in the state. The trails are concrete and easy to walk through the different gardens. The property is well maintained and looks like it would ever changing throughout the year.

1  Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed this garden very much. It was a cool.morning but warmed up nicely. Upon arriving we weren't sure how big the park was but we spent about 2 hours walking around. Very nice paths. It's easy to follow the route so you don't miss anything....More

1  Thank Lori T
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Kanapaha has beautiful display gardens, from natives to exotics; succulents to water lillies; and spectacular bamboo selections. The walking trails are so relaxing. I would recommend a stop here for any plant lovers.

1  Thank Susan G
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kdupuis
22 March 2018|
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Response from stempler99 | Reviewed this property |
I would say April is the best time to visit the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. It has been cold and except for azaleas, our flowers are not in bloom.
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Margaret D
30 October 2016|
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Response from flahokie69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very easy.
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Gentleman59
14 August 2016|
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Response from FamilyOnAVacation | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on a leash. We take our dog each time we go. We always take a bag in case she poops, and we watch for alligators near the water. It is a great place to walk dogs!
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