Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Press Release

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

4700 S.W. 58th Drive Gainesville, FL 32608

http://www.kanapaha.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  Contact: Jeanny Lavache, Intern March 18, 2016                                                                                    Phone Number: (352) 372-4981

Fax Number: (352) 372-5892

kbotanical@gmail.com

 

 

 

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens hosts Spring Garden Festival

Gainesville, Fl. – Who: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

What:  This is Gainesville’s premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival will feature about 175 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and food. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children three to 13. Cash is the only form of payment that will be accepted. About eight thousand people are expected to attend. This year’s event highlights the bamboo gardens. Kanapaha has the largest collection of Bamboo in Florida.

When: The Spring Garden Festival will be held on March 19th 9am-5pm and 20th 10am-5pm.

Where:  To get to the event take the entrance on S.W. Archer Road (State Road 24) 1 mile west of I-75 (exit #384). A map with parking information will also be posted on the website.

Why: Alexis Caffrey, Director of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens: “For a lot of the nurserymen and growers around here, this is a place where they can showcase and sell all the things they’ve been growing throughout the year.”

How: This event was made possible by our generous sponsors Visit Gainesville, Gainesville Sun, Domino’s Pizza and Alachua County Office of Waste Alternatives. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is operated by the North Florida Botanical Society, a non-profit educational organization.

Note:  The 62-acre Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is the second largest and most diverse botanical garden in the state. Built around Lake Kanapaha, the park features twenty-four gardens, including the largest herb garden in the South. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens is operated by the North Florida Botanical Society, a non-profit educational organization. For more information, please call Jeanny Lavache at (352) 372-4981 or visit  http://www.kanapaha.org .

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