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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Quiet Time

I visited on my birthday with my husband. The grounds are beautiful and quiet. Would recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ocala, Florida
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Beautiful and Romantic

Strolling through the gardens in the late evening was very relaxing and romantic, under the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“herb garden”(31 reviews)
“bamboo forest”(10 reviews)
Herb and botanical garden displaying unusual plants from around the world.
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S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608-0808
+1 352-372-4981
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All reviews herb garden children's garden bamboo forest gift shop lily pads fish food rock garden water lilies different areas nice walk beautiful plants year round special events couple of hours per adult great place to walk large variety
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited on my birthday with my husband. The grounds are beautiful and quiet. Would recommend bringing bug spray. Will be back. Gift shop was beautiful as well.

Thank SantanaReshea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strolling through the gardens in the late evening was very relaxing and romantic, under the moonlight! Bring your mosquito repellant. Otherwise. It is so amazing!

Thank SpicyK7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I, have visited Botanical gardens all over Canada and the US and Kanapaha ranks right up with one of the best. The pathways were clear and easy to follow and the layout of the gardens was pleasing. We saw some wildlife, a...More

Thank RuruShannon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It may be the time of year, may be a change in management but the gardens are very unkempt. Even the herb garden which should be good year round. We were very disappointed.

1  Thank amy m
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I saw so many plants I never knew existed like the African Water Lilies that are huge, the bashful briar plant that folds when you touch it, etc. They allow dogs also, so we take our dog on a walk there and it is so...More

Thank montolino
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful visit. The Lilly pads were my favourite, like something from another planet! And the butterfly garden was lovely! Make sure to take repellen; the mosquitos were vicious!

Thank Jacquie M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We totally enjoyed our walk around The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens...the huge stands of bamboo, the flowers, the children's park (even though we don't have kids) and the variety of plants but the highlight for us was The Giant Victoria Water Liles. Oh my gosh...words can't...More

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The scenery is so diverse and beautiful that it is a wonderful place to go for a stroll even if you have no knowledge or interest in gardening. But the more you know about plants the more amazing it is. Wonderful spot for a date...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Take a stroll in the gardens and check out a large variety of Florida plants. Well kept up. Takes about an hour to see it all.

Thank R L
Reviewed 5 August 2018

So great to have such a nice place so close! We have lived in the Chicago-area, where they had nice gardens. But it’s cold in winter, and lots of interesting fauna doesn’t survive the winter. It’s was a pleasure to see such lush tropical-type greenery....More

Thank james g
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9 November 2018|
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Response from Scarlettowhite | Reviewed this property |
Very dog friendly with water stations throughout the grounds. Very shady also. I understand dogs must be on a leash and there may be some restrictions on festival days.
9 November 2018|
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Response from montolino | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are allowed!
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29 June 2018|
Response from Jennifer G | Reviewed this property |
When I rented it for my wedding, we had the spot until 10pm!