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Family Adventure

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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Ada Mae Pass Ivester Children's Garden

The Ada Mae Pass Ivester Children’s Garden provides an exciting opportunity for play and learning in a botanical-rich setting. The garden features hands-on exploration, opportunities for adventure, and water play and free play elements that highlight earth, fire, water and wind. 

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Events and Activities

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

August 20

Gardening for Pollinators


Come learn how to create a safe place for these creatures to thrive in your own ...

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September 03

Cocktails in the Garden Gainesville


On the first Saturday of each month, May - October: Enjoy a signature cocktail o...

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September 10

Gainesville Member Day


All Garden Members are invited to experience a fun day at the Gainesville Garden...

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September 27 - October 30

Scarecrows in the Gainesville Garden


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

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Connect with Nature

Stroller-friendly paths are a great way to spend time with family and explore unique, nationally renowned plant collections. How many blooms can you find?

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Storybook Time

Join us for Storybook Time at two times! 10-10:15 a.m. and 10:45 – 11 a.m. every Wednesday, July 15 - October.

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Garden Grooves

Join us for a new family program called Garden Grooves at two times! 10-10:20 a.m. and 10:45-11:05 a.m. every Thursday, July 16 – October.

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