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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Hidden gem!

This is a real botanical garden. It is all about variety. It is well managed and it presents a... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Bill H
A for accessibility, B for collection and landscape design.

Botanic Gardens usually come in two flavors -- those with an emphasis on botanic specimens, and... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
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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 15 May 2017

This is a real botanical garden. It is all about variety. It is well managed and it presents a friendly type atmosphere. Instead of an up tight pristine perfectly manicured place where you dare not leave the trail, you can reach out and literally smell...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Botanic Gardens usually come in two flavors -- those with an emphasis on botanic specimens, and those with an emphasis on landscape design. Kanapaha is the former. Winding pathways take you through a succession of collections, e.g. bamboo, conifers, etc. The collections were a little...More

Thank lhq
Reviewed 10 May 2017

What I like best about Kahapaha is that it has both gardens and water features, as well as a natural woodlands trails. Many of the trails are paved, so it is amenable to wheelchairs and strollers. Which flowers are in bloom depends on the season,...More

Thank Maizegirl
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Stopped on our way from cedar key to Vermont. Very excellent welcome. Did the one mile walk and enjoyed it all. Hoped the people who carved names in the beautiful bamboo also ignored the signs not to touch the nettles in the herb garden.

Thank susan s
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We must have gone in the wrong season because most of the plants were dead and looks like it was completely unkept. This was way too expensive for a family of 6 to look at Dead plants.

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit in good weather. Varied plants including plants from other regions in the same area. We went during a plant show.

Thank GGreene25
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Although the Spring Garden Festival happens to the day the gardens are enjoyable on their own. The Garden Festival adds food and entertainment but even without the natural beauty of Florida can be observed. Unique plants add to the enjoyment.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The gardens were beautiful. Early in season so not a lot of blooms to be expected but nice and well cared for and wonderful experience, however, not the best first impression at all with the sign on the gift shop at the entrance. Definitely no...More

Thank mommagates
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for children and love their special events. We bought a family pass so we can return whenever we want.

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I love gardens and visit them across the states and have seen many in Europe and Asia. I decided to visit this one since I was traveling through the area at the beginning of April 2017. First the cons…The visitor center is a nice big...More

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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