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Holiday Tree Trail

Nov. 28 – Dec. 31: Get in the spirit with live fir trees decorated by local families, groups and businesses along Garden paths.


Classes & Education in Gainesville

This fall: Register for upcoming adult classes and plan to visit during our family-friendly events.

View the Garden Events Calendar

See what’s happening in the Garden on your next visit.

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December 05

Holiday Craft Event


Create a holiday themed craft to uplift your holiday spirits!

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December 16

SOLD OUT: Hops and Holly - Wreath Making


Join our horticulturist as they walk you through the creation of your own evergr...

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Find Your Bloom

The Garden is brimming with blossoms in a number of woodland settings: ponds, overlooks, and more. Where's your favorite spot?

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Explore a Woodland Oasis

The Gainesville Garden is more than just a garden - discover acres of natural woodland beauty by walking one of a multitude of maintained trails throughout the forest.

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Forest Pond

Find flowering water lilies and ornamental aquatic plants breaking the surface of this peaceful pond behind the Ivester Visitor Center.

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