Special Events, Seminars, Guided Tours and Plant Sales

*hours of operation differ from normal hours on special events ending with an asteric

 

 

Guided Walk: May 3 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Moonlight Walk: May 10 (7pm - 11pm) 2014

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 (www.alachuaastronomyclub.org) will be out with telescopes to view the cosmos. Fifteen dollars for adults, $7 for children ages three to thirteen. Members receive a $2 discount. No pets allowed during this event. 

Schedule:

5pm -7pm: Gardens closes

7pm: Gardens and Kitchen open, find your spot on the lawn, Alachua Astronomy Club out viewing the Moon!

8pm: Luminaries are lit, Alachua Astronomy Club out viewing the cosmos, and Keith Peters (www.talkingstickmusic.com) begins playing original music

11pm Event ends

Note: May 10th the gardens will close at 5:00pm and re-open at 7:00pm for the Moonlight Walk!

 

Mother's Day Special: May 11, 2014

FREE admission to mother's of all ages!

 

 

 

Guided Walk: June 7 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Father's Day Special: June 15, 2014

FREE admission to father's of all ages!

 

 

Guided Walk: July 5 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Guided Walk: August 2 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Guided Walk: September 6 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Guided Walk: October 4 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Fall Plant Sale, Open House, and Orchid Show: October 25 & 26 (9am - 5pm) 2014*

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, inviting visitors to see the facility ADMISSION FREE. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens formally opened to the public in October of 1987 and the Open House is a means of celebrating our 'birthday.' In addition to viewing the botanical gardens, approximately 40 booth will be set up selling a wide variety of plants. The American Orchid Society's judged orchid show will coincide with the Fall Plant Sale and will take place inside Kanapaha's entrance building. Pets are not allowed at these festivals.

 

Guided Walk: November 1 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

Guided Walk: December 6 (10am - 12pm) 2014

Kanapaha offers a guided tours the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. The docent is Master Gardener, Alicia Nelson. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.

 

 

 

Meeting Schedule for Horticulture Societies


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. 372-4981)
















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