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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-372-4981
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Beautiful even in the dead of winter

Even in the dead of winter, February 2018, these beautiful gardens were still worth the admission... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stuart D
It Was Great

When we first went there we couldn't believe our eyes It was so stunning to look at all the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Williston, 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

Even in the dead of winter, February 2018, these beautiful gardens were still worth the admission price. The blooms were not present but you could appreciate the two distinct walking paths, one 1 mile long and the other .5 mile long. Each with it's own...More

Thank Stuart D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

When we first went there we couldn't believe our eyes It was so stunning to look at all the beautiful flowers and trees it is like a wonder land walking through there.

Thank N2432JFkarenl
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Being a bit of a plant nerd, I was thrilled with the variety of plants, the scenery, the display gardens - especially the herb and knot gardens! - and the wonderful paths to travel. This is a well maintained, but not fussy, garden with a...More

Thank REM1663
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This is a beautiful garden, with trails, flowers, places to take pictures and relaxing. Price is $8 per adult, but that day there was a wedding and the admissions person was busy so we went in without paying. We did leave a donation before leaving...More

Thank Luvsviolet
Reviewed 5 December 2017

What a wonderful way to spend the day, this is a well thought out and thoroughly enjoyable walk. Although some labels were is poor condition, overall plants and trees were identified. Look out for the tiny frogs!

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 17 November 2017

These Gardens are worth visiting in Gainesville. We spent a few hours walking and enjoying the gardens and had a great time. It is well done, and dog friendly! Well worth the trip!

Thank LIer-Native
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My cousin just got married in Kanapaha Gardens this weekend. It was a Friday afternoon just after the park closed to visitors. It was an absolutely beautiful venue. The oak he and his wife got married under was very picturesque. The banquet hall and porch...More

Thank mandierose7
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Botanical Gardens are totally worth the payment. The place is very organized, the paths are clean, and the plants beautiful.

Thank FPetean
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I really enjoyed my visit to the gardens and was thrilled to be able to bring my dog! The grounds are well maintained and there are so many interesting and beautiful plant species to look at. Everyone we passed smiled pleasantly and exchanged brief greetings....More

Thank Maryann_B1
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is approximately 60 acres in size. There are no ride and no food facilities. However, if you go there on a nice day and are able to walk, I believe you will have a nice time. There are nice trails to walk...More

Thank stempler99
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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