ALL EVENTS

Events 2017

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. There is some free parking on the grounds of the gardens but it fills up quickly. It is recommended that patrons use one of the remote parking lots at 1)Celebration Pointe / Bass Pro Shops or 2)Kanapaha Middle School and board the free shuttle buses to get to and from the gardens.Please note we close from 5pm-6pm the day of the Moonlight Walk. For more info, click here

 

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL: MAY 14, 2016

FREE admission to mothers 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.

KIDS' DAY: JULY 15 (11am - 5pm)

This event is focused on fun for kids ages 13 and under! Here is what to expect:

  • farm animals kids can touch
  • Magician doing magic shows at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
  • dry bounce houses
  • water slide bounce houses, so make sure to wear bathing suits and bring towels.
  • obstacle course bounce house
  • face painting from 1pm-4pmAdmission Price

    ages under 3: FREE
    ages 3 – 13: $10
    adults: $8
    adult members: FREE

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.

2018

GUIDED WALK: JANUARY 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.

CAMELLIA SHOW: JANUARY TBA

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

 

BAMBOO SALE: JANUARY - FEBRUARY 19, 2018

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 19th and the last day for picking up bamboo is February 25th. For more info, click here

GUIDED WALK: FEBRUARY 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.

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)