Media Release

Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 1:00 AM

March 18, 2009

11:40 a.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Public Works' "Waste Watcher" (click here to meet the Waste Watcher) and his team will be at the 19th Annual Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival. The festival is held at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, located on SW Archer Road (State Road 24), 1 mile west of Interstate 75 (exit #384), in Gainesville. The festival will take place from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22.

The Waste Watcher will give composting information, and free wire compost bins. Compost Kid will entertain the kids. The Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival has over 200 booths featuring plants & garden merchandise, landscape displays, seminars, live and silent auctions, children's activity area, arts & crafts, educational exhibits, walk-through butterfly house, live entertainment, food, and several guest speakers.

Admission to the Spring Garden Festival is $7 per adult, $4 per child (6-13 years old), and children under 6 years old are free. The festival is offering free shuttle parking from Kanapaha Park and Kanapaha Middle School on Tower Road. Pets are not allowed into the festival.

For more information about the Waste Watcher, call 352-374-5213, or email Jennifer Seitz

For more information about Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, click here or call 352-372-4981.



  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).