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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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Visit Another World at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

May 13, 2017 by Corey A Edwards

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, FLTwo or three steps into Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a different world. An amazing and beautiful world of incredible plants, flowers, bridges, waterfalls, and bamboo forests.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville is home to Florida’s largest public bamboo gardens, the largest herb garden in the Southeast, and so much more. The gardens were named after nearby Lake Kanapaha, which was once home to a Timucuan Indian village. “Kanapaha” comes from the Timucua words for “palmetto leaf” and “house,” referring to the thatched dwellings the Timucua lived in.

The 62-acre facility contains 24 major collections gathered into a variety of different gardens. There is a Cycad Garden, a Ginger Garden, Water Gardens, Hummingbird Garden, Rock Garden, and more. In fact, Kanapaha is home to Florida’s largest public bamboo gardens as well as the largest herb garden in the Southeast!

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