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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens – the Southeast’s Largest Herb Garden

November 22, 2019 by Corey A Edwards

Bamboo Grove Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Looking up in the bamboo grove at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.

If you, like so many visitors to Florida, are fascinated by the local vegetation and what can be grown here, you owe it to yourself to visit Gainesville’s Kanapaha Botanical Gardens! Kanapaha is not only home to the biggest herb garden in the southeast, it also has Florida’s largest public display of live bamboo!

Perhaps we here at Hampton Lake Bed & Breakfast are biased. Our Gainesville area inn is surrounded by 60 acres of open field and the shores of a natural cypress lake – Hampton Lake.

We feel lucky, surrounded by so much natural beauty. Many of our guests seem to feel the same, spending much of their time enjoying the lake and open fields around our B&B.

If this sounds like you, you’re going to have a great time in Florida¬† – and we recommend making some time for a visit to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.

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Soak Up the Beauty at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

June 23, 2018 by Corey A Edwards

Kanapaha Botanical GardensNo matter whether you’re visiting Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida for the first or hundredth time, there is always something new and beautiful to see!

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens have been attracting nature lovers since opening their doors in 1986 – and no wonder! The lush 62-acres feature a collection of 24 different gardens, including Florida’s largest public bamboo display. Kanapaha is also home to the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Some of the garden’s most popular attractions include the stand of Chinese royal bamboo mentioned above, giant Victoria water lilies, and Asian snake arums.

As you can imagine, the gardens attract a lot of wildlife as well as human visitors. This is especially true in the Water Gardens and, of course, the Hummingbird Garden. Heron, alligator, butterfly, hummingbird, and a great many others enjoy the quiet beauty of Kanapaha Gardens.

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