Categories: Gainesville

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens : Gainesville, Florida

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

 

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.

visions

Share
Published by
visions

Recent Posts

Opera House : Zhuhai China

Opera House : Zhuhai China

An unexpected treat in my last visit to Zhuhai was the futuristic Zhihai Opera House. These are visible almost from…

4 hours ago
Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Mdina is an 8th century fortified town near the center of Malta, with well preserved city walls and picturesque old…

4 hours ago
Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Maribor is a sleepy little town in Slovenia, on the border with Austria. Only stopped here briefly before crossing the…

1 day ago
Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Been hoping to see Sweden for quite some time, but it was only recently in an invite to Linkoping that…

1 day ago
Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

When visiting a conference in Rotterdam beginning of summer I got an unexpected opportunity being invited to visit Sweden. I…

6 days ago
Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

After a cold weekend in mid-summer at the Netherlands, I decided it was time to warm up, and headed down…

2 weeks ago
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel Instagram