Gainesville Garden

Current Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Please note: The Gainesville Garden will be closed January 29 due to nearby road construction that will shut off our water. Thank you for your patience!

Children's Garden Grand Opening

Saturday, March 21
Member Preview, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Non-members, 1 – 6 p.m.

Join us for a day of celebration and free play in the Gainesville Garden’s new Ada Mae Pass Ivester Children’s Garden. Enjoy special programming, face-painting, performances, photos with Tree Man, music, food and more!

The 2 ½-acre attraction is perched on the highest point of the property. Newly planted trees and flowering shrubs envelope this magical space where fire, water and earth intertwine with unforgettable features like Desmond the Dragon, a new Train Garden, a Treehouse/Play Fort and so much more.

Designed by Spurlock Landscape Architects, the garden features hands-on exploration, opportunities for adventure, water play and free play elements. Sounds of laughter and squeals of delight waft over the entire garden as children check out this wonderful new setting.

Your Local Woodland Oasis

Escape to a woodland oasis where days can be as relaxing as they are fun. Explore nationally recognized plant collections and connect with nature in new and unexpected ways.

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Gainesville Events & Classes

Connect with beauty and the natural world in the Gainesville Garden.  Explore outdoor gardens, browse seasonal exhibitions, improve your art and gardening skills and more.

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Gainesville Events & Classes

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January 29

Fairyland Trolley

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Choo choo! All aboard for model-train trolley fun in the Gainesville Garden.

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January 29

Storytime & Budding Artists

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Young children are invited to enjoy weekly stories and create seasonal works of ...

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February 13

Orchid Collage

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Orchids are one of the largest and diverse plant family in the world. Create a d...

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February 15

Basic Pruning – With an Emphasis on our Garden Plant Collection

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A detailed discussion of pruning principles precedes a discussion on maple tree ...

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Gainesville Garden Map

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Gainesville Private Events & Rentals

Host your event in the serenity of the Gainesville woodlands, minutes from the downtown square. Indoor/outdoor space for 10 to 2,000 people make the Garden perfect for all your event needs.
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About the Gainesville Garden

At the garden, experiences are growing daily, and you’ll always experience something new.

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