ALL EVENTS

GUIDED WALK: DECEMBER 3 (10am - 12pm) 2016

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

Events 2017

 

BAMBOO SALE: JANUARY - FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Every winter, Kanapaha holds an Annual Winter Bamboo Sale. In December, Kanapaha issues a descriptive sales/availability listing of bamboos that are being offered during January and February on a dug-to-order basis.

How to order...

Orders for bamboo may be phoned in to 352-372-4981. Buyers will be advised of the date orders will be ready for pickup and payment will be needed when orders are placed. There are no refunds issued after the bamboo has been dug. Bamboo Sale is in January and February only. Order are prioritized by the date the customer is willing to come pickup the bamboo since some orders may exceed availability. Last day for placing orders is February 20nd and the last day for picking up bamboo is February 27th. For more info, click here

 

GUIDED WALK: JANUARY 7 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

CAMELLIA SHOW: JANUARY 7 (1pm - 5pm) & 8 (9am - 5pm)

This two day event features prize-winning camellias of all sizes, shapes, and colors. There will be judged exhibits of japonicas, reticulatas, hybrids, and species. In addition to their outstanding winter beauty, some of the varieties are fragrant. This show is geared toward educating the public about the care, culture, and appreciation of camellias, both in the greenhouse and in the landscape. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge. For more information on the show please visit the Gainesville Camellia Societies' website at: www.americancamellias.org

GUIDED WALK: FEBRUARY 4 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

GUIDED WALK: MARCH 4 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL: MARCH 18 (9am - 5pm) & 19 (10am - 5pm)

This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are live entertainment and live auctions. The children's area is included with the admission price and includes potting up a plant to take home, a photo opportunity, a bean bag toss, and many arts and crafts, such a making a tissue paper butterfly, newspaper hats, and coke bottle flowers. Parking is free and two off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Admission is $8 for Adults and $5 for children three to thirteen. Cash only (no credit cards) at these events. A $2 discount is given for members of Kanapaha. No pets allowed during the festival please. We are no longer accepting vendors for this event. For more info, click here

GUIDED WALK: APRIL 1 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

EASTER EGG HUNT: APRIL 9 (11AM)

There will be 4000 candy and toy filled eggs spread over Kanapaha's expansive lawns for the youngsters ages ten and under to hunt. Bring a picnic basket for collecting the eggs. Show up 30 minutes early as the line can get backed up and we start on time and the children quickly find the the eggs. Come early and stay late to enjoy the 62 acre botanical gardens. We will gladly take back eggs to recycle after the hunt is over to use next year. Children ages 0-2 free, Children ages 3-10 $10, Adults regular admission, Adult members get in free.

AUDUBON TOUR: APRIL 23 (8AM START TIME)

Come join us for this special tour by the Audobon Society and learn about the birds of Kanapaha. Bring binoculars and arrive promptly at 8am. $4 per person. Members are admitted free of charge.

GUIDED WALK: MAY 6 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

MOONLIGHT WALK: MAY 6 (7PM-11PM)

Kanapaha's Moonlight Walk is a magical experience where there will be twinkle lights, lanterns, and approximately 1500 luminaries along a 1.25 mile walkway. There will also be live entertainment, food, and refreshments. Feel free to bring out a blanket or lawn chairs. The Alachua Astronomy Club will be out with telescopes to view the cosmos. No pets allowed during this event. Please bring a flashlight. Please bring cash no credit cards. Please note we close from 5pm-7pm the day of the Moonlight Walk. For more info, click here

 

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL: JUNE 18, 2016

FREE admission to fathers of all ages!

GUIDED WALK: JUNE 3 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL: JUNE 18, 2016

FREE admission to fathers of all ages!

GUIDED WALK: JULY 1 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

GUIDED WALK: AUGUST 5 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

GUIDED WALK: SEPTEMBER 2 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

GUIDED WALK: OCTOBER 7 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

FALL PLANT SALE & ORCHID SHOW: OCTOBER 21 & 22 (9AM-5PM)

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, in conjunction with the Gainesville Orchid Society, inviting visitors to see the facility ADMISSION FREE. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens formally opened to the public in October of 1986 and the Open House is a means of celebrating our 'birthday.' In addition to viewing the botanical gardens, approximately 50 booth will be set up selling a wide variety of plants. The American Orchid Society will have their annual American Orchid Society's judged show that will coincide with the Fall Plant Sale and will take place inside Kanapaha's entrance building. Bring cash because most vendors do not accept credit cards. Pets are not allowed at these festivals.

GUIDED WALK: NOVEMBER 4 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

VETERAN'S DAY SPECIAL: NOVEMBER 11

Any enlisted or retired military, get in free on this day. Thank you for your service to this country!

GUIDED WALK: DECEMBER 2 (10am - 12pm)

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.  Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

Gainesville Camellia Society (view website): Third Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Gainesville Orchid Society (view website): Fourth Monday 6:30 p.m.

(Meeting times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm. 352-372-4981)