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The Kanapaha Botanical Gardens (62 acres, 25 hectares) is a botanical garden in Gainesville, Florida, operated by the North Florida Botanical Society. The name for the garden comes from the nearby 250-acre Lake Kanapaha. “Kanapaha” originating from two Timucua words for “palmetto leaves” and “house”. 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.

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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 Southwest 58th Drive
Gainesville, Florida 32608

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