Gainesville's Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Are Top Attraction
Named as one of the best attractions in Gainesville the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a beautiful spot relaxing enough for a leisurely afternoon or fantastic enough for a wedding ceremony
Named as one of the best attractions in Gainesville, the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens are a beautiful spot relaxing enough for a leisurely afternoon or fantastic enough for a wedding ceremony. The site includes 24 collections in the 62-acre garden. Visitors can stroll down the mile and a half walkway viewing such sights as Florida's largest display of bamboo or the Southeast's most expansive herb garden.
There are more than a dozen different gardens available to tour. The hummingbird garden is full of the vibrant red and pink tubular flowers that attract the Florida native, the ruby-throated hummingbird. The water gardens feature the world's largest species of water lilies floating along some of its streams and ponds. Four waterfalls trickle down into the pools below fulfilling the needs of exotic species of Amazonian vegetation and other water-dwelling plants.