Alachua County Visitors and Convention Bureau (Gainesville, FL)

Butterfly Rainforest (Gainesville, FL)

City of Gainesville Website (Gainesville, FL)

Fairchild Tropical Garden (Coral Gables, FL)

The Florida Botanical Gardens (Largo, FL)

Florida Museum of Natural History (Gainesville, FL)

Fruit and Spice Park (Homestead, FL)

Haile Plantation Homestead (Gainesville, FL)

Harry P. Leu Gardens (Orlando, FL)

Heathcote Botanical Gardens (Ft. Pierce, FL)

Historic Bok Sanctuary (Lake Wales, FL)

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Sarasota, FL)

McKee Botanical Garden (Vero Beach, FL)

Mounts Botanical Garden (West Palm Beach, FL)

Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden

Ryan Caffrey Photography (Gainesville, FL)

University of Florida Herbarium project to inventory the plants at Kanapaha Botanical Garden.

University of South Florida Botanical Garden (Tampa, FL)

alachua astronomy club

Our featured artist: Michael E. Kmiotek

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is currently featured on: Hello Gainesville, Visit Florida & North Florida Family Fun Guide and Kanapaha was also awarded best attraction in Gainesville by

Summer of the Dragon

image of director's bookFor all practical purposes, naturalists and unenlightened civilians dwell on different planets. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens director Don Goodman was born a hard-wired naturalist and shares the secrets of this unique perspective in tales of a lifetime of interactions with animals and plants… from the magical boyhood incident when two snake eggs hatched in his hand to the loss of his right arm to a horrifying attack by a giant alligator.

Thrown into the mix are laugh-out-loud stories of student misadventures, colorful eccentricities, British soldiers cooking up a batch of psychotropic greens at Jamestown and a float trip down Florida’s grand Ichetucknee River that became "the Donner Party afloat."

If you don't know bastard toadflax from devil’s dung, this is the book for you!

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