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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Lovely Garden in Gainesville

I attended UF in the mid-1980s. My BFF during this time was the resident caretaker at Kanapaha... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great venue for events or a day of relaxation

Our company has had picnics here. There are festivals and weddings held here. I used to come here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trenton, Florida
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Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended UF in the mid-1980s. My BFF during this time was the resident caretaker at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - she lived in a trailer on site and had a gaggle of geese as watchdogs! It was lovely back then, but a bit underdeveloped. Thirty...More

Thank ElmoTheCat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our company has had picnics here. There are festivals and weddings held here. I used to come here to study during the week in college, as it is peaceful and relaxing. Lots of walkways and a variety of flora. There is a gift shop and...More

Thank aliaforest
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful place to visit and spend the afternoon with family. Special events and botanical, art shows are always a great family outing and enjoyable.

Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Walking through and seeing so much variety in plants was a great morning walk. It's obvious that so much has been put into the gardens, I truly appreciate the time and attention, since I have a black thumb vs. the green thumb. Gorgeous.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My mother and I have visited Kanapaha twice this year. Once in February and again in July. It is always beautiful & well-maintained. We especially like the bamboo section. We highly recommend visiting!

Thank acphifer
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

There is many things to see all year around here. I had a membership here for a year and came for events and regular day trips. Would highly recommend if you love nature and the serenity it can provide

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 23 July 2017

...then visit here. Admission is $8/person and exploring all of the meandering paths takes longer than you might expect. We enjoyed our visit.

Thank Langley
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a grat place to walk around to relax and feel the nature inside the city of Gainesville. You can also bring your dogs with you. The summer can be a little hot to visit, and there can be a lot of...More

Thank tufgator
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had some time to kill because one of our dogs is in Shands hospital. We took the other yellow lab to this place to just get outside. What a surprise? Magnificient park. Huge. Extremely well maintained. We did both walks, one is .5 mile...More

Thank steven c
Reviewed 22 June 2017

If you've never been, this is a nice series of gardens to walk through. They also have a lovely entry building and gift shop. However, if you're a die-hard plant person it's hard to turn away and pretend you didn't see the number of invasive...More

Thank H3487AQmarya
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Margaret D
30 October 2016|
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Response from flahokie69 | Reviewed this property |
Yes very easy.
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!
Alicia D
12 October 2015|
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Response from Bonish_Photo | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, it does have a minimal entrance fee that I felt was well worth it If you're into photography, especially macro photography, this place is a gold mine