Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
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ENJOY A MAGNIFICENT NATURAL LANDSCAPE


A t Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, a magnificent natural landscape
has been enhanced by the introduction of rare and unusual
plants from around the world. Giant snake arums, stately bamboos,
rare and colorful vines, elegant lotuses, and exotic carnivorous plants
are among the myriad botanical treasures that have been integrated into
the meadows and lakeside forests of Kanapaha. The major
gardens include: Spring color begins in
February. Kanapaha's
Butterfly Garden Spring Flower Garden is
Enjoy the ethereal beauty of these home to Oriental
exquisite creatures as they flit among Magnolias, Tung Trees,
the masses of colorful flowers in a Taiwan Cherries, Fringe
garden designed especially for them. Trees and many more.









































Bamboo Garden
See Florida's largest public
bamboo garden. The col-
lection includes dwarf bam-
boo, giant timber bamboo,
sweetshoot bamboo,
Chinese goddess, fernleaf
bamboo, and the incompa-
rably beautiful black bam-
boo. Visit during April and
watch the shoots grow!


Bog Garden
With its central water lily pond, the bog garden is
the high point of a summer visit to Kanapaha
Botanical Gardens
for many. The
botanical climax of
this garden comes in
August and
September with the
flowering of our
Brazilian Victoria,
the world's largest
water lily.
The Rock Garden
features a variety
of colorful succu-,
lents, cacti, and
other plants
throughout the
warm months.


Photographers can
enjoy the shade of
the Hummingbird
Garden's central
gazebo in quest of
photography's ulti-
mate challenge: to
capture the hum-
mingbird in flight.


home to numerous forms of
wildlife including bald eagles
and alligators.


The paved walkways that traverse Kanapaha Botanical
Gardens are wheelchair accessible and a wheelchair is
available on request. There are picnic facilities on the
premises as well as a gift shop and plant nursery. Average
tour time is 1 1/2 hours, but one can easily pass a leisurely
afternoon exploring this 62-acre facility. The months of
maximum color are June through September.




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