Gainesville Garden

Current Hours

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Please note: The Model Train Garden is currently closed for renovations while it is being integrated into the new Ada Mae Pass Ivester Children’s Garden, opening later in 2019.

Imaginary Worlds

The blockbuster exhibition starts a new chapter in Gainesville, where new and beloved living plant sculptures are sure to bring a smile as they take visitors on a fantasy journey.

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Fall for Fun in Gainesville

Autumn in the Gainesville Garden offers a cornucopia of fun festive activities for visitors of all ages with Scarecrows in the Garden, Goblins in the Garden, Wine in the Woodlands and more.

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Wine in the Woodlands

Sip a glass of wine from cash bars and enjoy light bites with live musical entertainment while enjoying the majestic Garden during the cool of the evening.

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Gainesville Events & Classes

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October 01 - November 03

Scarecrows in the Gainesville Garden


Enjoy kooky, creative scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools...

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October 23

Storytime & Budding Artists


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

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October 26

Discovery Stations


Enjoy nature-inspired education stations. New opportunities abound to learn and ...

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October 27

Goblins in the Gainesville Garden


Show off the kids’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-...

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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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