Don't forget to visit the gift shop!


Hours of Operation:

We will be closing early at 5pm on May 2 due to the Moonlight Walk. We will re-open at 7pm for the Moonlight Walk on that day.

Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. - 9am til 5pm

  • Sat., Sun. - 9am til the earlier of 7:00pm or dusk, whichever comes first*
  • Thursday: Closed
  • *note: hours of operation for special events differ from hours listed above (please see events)                         
  • we are closed for Christmas (Besides Thursdays when we are always closed, Christmas is the only additional day that we are closed)
  • Note: No entry 45 minutes before closing


    Admission Price:

    • Adults: $7 plus tax
    • Children (ages 6-13): $3.50 plus tax
    • Children under 6: Free (when accompanied by parent)
    • note: admission prices vary for days with special events (please see events)


    Guided Tours:

    1)First Saturday of every month: Kanapaha offers guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent will be Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge. Allow 2 hours for the tour.

    2)Scheduling a Guided Tour for Groups:

    • Two weeks minimum notice needed to line up a docent
    • 10 people minimum for scheduling a tour
    • Allow two hours for the tour
    • Not available on special event days
    • Admission price can be the group rate if you pay with a single payment and come in at the same time.

    To set up a tour, contact Kathy Shoucair at: Put the word "tour" in the subject line. Please provide her with the number of people, date and time of desired tour, contact name and phone number. The availablity of these scheduled tours is dependent on the availability of the docents who volunteer their time.

    Group Rates: (minimum 10)

  • Must pay with a single payment for all members to qualify and must all come in at the same time.
  • Adult: $5.75 plus tax
  • Children (ages 1-13): $2.75 plus tax
  • Not available for special events (please see events)

  • Annual Membership Information:

  • INDIVIDUAL - $35 (1 named adult)
  • 2 NAMED ADULTS - $50 (2 named adults and up to 3 of their children ages 18 and younger.
  • 3 NAMED ADULTS- $65.00 (3 named adults + up to three of their kids ages 18 and younger)
  • 4 NAMED ADULTS - $80.00 (4 named adults + up to three of their kids ages 18 and younger)
  • BUSINESS - $125 (2 named business owners & up to six clients per day)
  • extra card - $5


    Benefits of Membership:

  • besides special events, unlimited entry into gardens
  • reduced rates on special events
  • reduced rates on some seminars and workshops
  • periodic newsletter, "The Garden Gate"
  • 1/2 price reciprocal agreement with Bok Tower (*
  • 1/2 price reciprocal agreement with McKee Botanical Gardens (*
  • 1/2 price reciprocal agreement with Heathcote Botanical Gardens (*
  • 1/2 price reciprocal agreement with Polasek Museum and Scultpture Garden (*
  • any of the family memberships allow your guests who accompany you to receive a $1 discount off regular admission
  • *all reciprocal arrangements exclude special events, other discounts, groups or tours

    F.A.Q. about Membership

    Membership Levels
    Name(s) of Adult(s)


    4700 S.W. 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608
    Entrance on S.W. Archer Road (State Road 24) 1 mile west of Interstate 75 (exit #384)
    Phone Number: (352) 372-4981  Email: Fax Number: (352) 372-5892

    Map Key:

    (A) Kanapaha Gardens Entrance


    Volunteer at Kanapaha!

    Volunteers are essential to all aspects of the Gardens’ programs. We need your help on weekends and during the week. As a volunteer at the Garden, you will:
    • Meet other volunteers and staff with similar interests;
    • Gain satisfaction from donating your time knowledge, and talents for the enrichment of your community;
    • Have an opportunity to have hands-on experience with various aspects of gardening.
    We are currently seeking volunteers for gardener assistants, special events aides, garden admission greeters, docents and garden shop assistants. Call us at 352-372-4981 or email at for more information.


    Sponsor an engraved brick

    download an application of an engraved brick here

    note: The only other option for a memorial is to sponsor a rocking chair for $250. We are not currently doing sponsorship of benches or gardens.

    4700 S.W. 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608, (352) 372-4981