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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (62 acres, 25 hectares) is a botanical garden in Gainesville, Florida, operated by the North Florida Botanical Society. Their name comes from nearby Lake Kanapaha. The gardens were established in 1978 when the society leased 33 acres (13. 4 hectares) for a public botanical garden. Another 29 acres (11. 7 hectares) were added in 1982. The gardens opened to the public in 1986.

As of 2005, the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens contain Florida's largest public bamboo gardens and the largest herb garden in the Southeast.

The gardens include the following major collections:

Arboretum

Azalea/Camellia garden

Bamboo garden

Butterfly garden

Crinum garden

Cycad garden

Fern cobble

Herb garden

Hummingbird garden

Palm hammock

Rock garden

Rose garden

Spring flower garden

Vinery

Woodland garden

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