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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Address: 811 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236-726
Phone Number: 941-366-5731
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: A sprawling botanical garden.

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We really enjoyed the orchids. The varity was just amazing. The grounds we beautiful and we loved our stroll. Bring bug spray. We have had so much rain they were bad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the orchids. The varity was just amazing. The grounds we beautiful and we loved our stroll. Bring bug spray. We have had so much rain they were bad.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Selby specializes in rare orchids; you won't believe how many different specimens there are! There's also a lovely koi pond, various types of specialized gardens, plus benches where you can just sit and enjoy the water. The Selby hold special exhibits--often paintings by local artists--at an old home on the property. And there's a good snack bar that serves... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A modest fee to enter, there is an aura that hits you just after entering this quiet mecca. I can see wedding pictures, receptions and parties here, but today...quiet. Even though we were mere blocks from downtown Sarasota. Easy to find!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

If you're visiting Sarasota and want to know all about the floor and fauna of Florida go to the Selby Gardens. Plan to spend as much time as possible...there are exhibits and entertainment at times. Informative and beautiful. Right on the Bay with lovely views.

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Larne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We have been here twice and had a lovely time. It is so relaxing and on a Sunday you can go for a walk then spend the rest of the time listening to whatever music they have playing.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

One beautiful thing after another, a great deal for the admission price! You can meander around at your own pace, there are just so many beautiful things to see. I would highly recommend Selby Gardens, to any visitor or resident. Just the perfect way to spend a day enjoying the beauty of nature.

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Hollywood, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a beautiful botanical garden with a fun area for children. Lots of quiet areas with statuary. We always enjoy the amazing view of Sarasota and the Bay - very peaceful to sit and relax there. Cafe food could be a lot better, but in general, the place is worth a visit for the garden enthusiast.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

If you have time while you are visiting Sarasota, I highly recommend stopping here. You can spend anywhere from an hour and a half to three hours here. They have a wide range of plants, beautiful large trees, ferns, flowers, all different types of bamboo and a butterfly garden. There is also a historic house on site you can go... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This visit was our first outing as new residents of the area. Aside from a lovely day out, walking among lush tropical and sub-tropical foliage along the water’s edge, we were also able to tour the Selby home and enjoy local artists’ works. These gardens are a local gem and it’s one we’ll return to often with visiting friends.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I have been an off and on member of Selby Gardens throughout my life, and I have to say, that despite the fees, the gardens are truly beautiful and it is always a treat to walk the grounds. The seasonal blossoms are stunning, and the new tree fort/children's areas are great for families. The cafe is very nice, and the... More 

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