Spring Garden Festival

March 19, 2022 - March 20, 2022 | ALL DAY

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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 SW 58th Drive,
Gainesville, Fl 32608


This is Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens features about 125 booths offering plants, landscape displays,  garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a children's activities area and live entertainment. Parking is free.

The Spring Garden Festival is an annual celebration held at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens located in southwest Gainesville, Florida.  The Festival has about 125 booths including many where patrons can  select from a variety of plants to add color, shade and beauty to their  yards and gardens. Patrons can also purchase garden related products  including tools, furniture and outdoor decorations.

In addition there  are booths staffed by local gardening and environmental organizations  where patrons can gather information about plants, ponds, pests, the environment at large, and a variety of other topics. There are also a number of booths presented by artisans who create a wide range of fine arts and crafts for your home or garden. No festival would be complete  without a large variety of foods available along with picnic areas where they can be enjoyed. 

The Festival has a stage featuring live local  entertainers. Young visitors will enjoy our free Children’s Activities Area where they can pot plants, create floral arrangements, design  newspaper hats and be involved in a wide variety of supervised  activities. 

The Spring Garden Festival is filled with activities and  opportunities to gather information, and purchase plants or other garden  related products.  There is plenty of food, and entertainment, and  seating areas so everyone can enjoy their stay at the festival.   Comfortable shoes, broad brimmed hats and sunscreen can make the hours  of meandering through the festival more enjoyable. The festival is  located in grassy areas and under trees so we recommend strollers,  walkers or wheelchairs with inflated tires.  For those of you who expect  to purchase large plants, numerous small plants or many other items, we  recommend that you bring a wagon or small pull cart.  We recently purchased 6 acres of land so that all parking is on-site during our special events; we no longer have shuttle parking. No pets are allowed during these festivals.

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