Portfolio Category: Gardens

Ginger Garden

Overview: This taxonomic garden displays plants in the Zingiberaceae family (ginger family).  Gingers are among the best known of the flowering shade tolerant plants.  Gingers die back to the ground in the winter and emerge the following spring. A closer look: Gingers are plants belonging to the family Zingiberaceae.  They prefer shady situations and are…
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Children’s Garden

Overview: The children’s garden is a special garden dedicated to the children passing through Kanapaha and includes major components: treasure wall, hedge maze, koi pond, and how a plant gets its name garden. A closer look: The Treasure Wall is a walled cul-de-sac whose inner surface is studded with a great variety of treasures - ancient fossils,…
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Water Gardens

Overview: The Kanapaha Water Gardens are a meandering waterway featuring four waterfalls and were built to provide a public demostration of reclaimed water use. A Closer Look: The water gardens were developed in collaboration with Gainesville Regional Utilities in 1994 to provide a public demonstration of reclaimed water use. The water you see here is…
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Herb Garden

Overview: The Herb Garden consists of four major componensts: medicinal garden, aromatic garden, knot garden, and native herb garden. A closer look: The herb garden is the largest in the southeastern United States. The largest component is comprised of medicinal herbs (plants that have been used as medicines.) A second garden features aromatic species, including…
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