I visited the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens while in Gainesville for an academic conference with the University of Florida (SSSP 2012). A lovely Gainesville student couple were sweet to host me while in Gainesville and were the ones to suggest visiting the gardens. Gainesville definitely did a good job with these gardens, they are pleasant and diverse, very nicely maintained and they offered a relaxing nature weekend stroll.

 

What’s to see? lots.

 

The good old Florida crying trees…

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

 

Lakes and lotus ponds…

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

 

Exotic and unique flowers…

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

 

Some of the local wildlife…

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, FloridaKanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

 

And, generally wonderful walking trails and gardens…

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

 

The botanical gardens offer guided tours of the grounds if you want more details about the plants and flowers. A terrific way to spend an afternoon. Recommended if you’re in town.



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you took those lovely photos of anymals? dragonfly photo? its veryyy nice….BTW, I’m wondering how can you remember this garden and whole things that happened more than half of a year for a short memorizer? 😉

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