The Rose Garden - Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - Gainesville, FL
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N 29° 36.756 W 082° 24.610
17R E 363460 N 3276689
A beautiful rose garden is located within the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida, USA.
Waymark Code: WM692W
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 04/26/2009
Views: 9

From the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens website:

The Rose Garden was developed in 1999 to display antique and heirloom roses that perform well in the north Florida area. The times of peak color are in the early spring and early autumn, but there are almost always roses in bloom amongst the boulders and ponds of the Rose Garden.

Below is information about the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, where the Rose Garden is located:

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is a 62 acre facility developed and operated by the North Florida Botanical Society, a non-profit educational organization. In 1978, the Society signed a lease agreement with Alachua County whereby it gained access to a 33 acre tract of land for the development of a public botanical garden; in 1982, an additional 29 acre parcel was added to the lease, bringing Kanapaha Botanical Society to its present size. The Gardens' name is derived from its proximity to 250 acre Lake Kanapaha. The word Kanapaha is derived from the Timucua Indian words for "palmetto leaf" and "house." Taken together, they refer to the thatched dwellings that were home to the original residents of a small Timucua village on the western shore of Lake Kanapaha. Between 1978 and 1987, the infrastructure and initial plantings were completed and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens was formally opened to the public on October 16, 1987.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is comprised of 24 major collections visually accessible from a 1 ½ mile paved walkway. These include the state's largest public display of bamboos and the largest herb garden in the Southeast. Some of Kanapaha's gardens are organized taxonomically; others demonstrate principles of ecology or natural selection. Kanapaha's signature plants include a premier stand of Chinese royal bamboo (Wong Chuk), and--during the warm months--giant Victoria water lilies and Asian snake arums. The months offering the most color are June through September.

Kanapaha's walkways are largely wheelchair accessible and benches, gazebos and other rest stations are liberally spaced throughout the facility. Dogs are permitted on leash. Picnicking is allowed in designated areas and soft drinks may be purchased on site. Both indoor and outdoor facilities are available for weddings, receptions, retreats, conferences, and other social functions. An exceptional gift shop offers a varied and unusual array of items including original art and treasures from the natural world.

Garden Name: The Rose Garden

Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. - 9 til 5 Sat., Sun. - 9 til dusk Thursday: Closed

Fees: Adults: $6; Children 6-13: $3; Children under 6: Free (when accompanied by parent).

Website: [Web Link]

Parking: N 29° 36.709 W 082° 24.535

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