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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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A sprawling botanical garden.

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Stunning Garden

We loved this botanical garden and the mansion too. The orchids were so gorgeous. Everything was well maintained. Loved the children's garden even though we had no little ones... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved this botanical garden and the mansion too. The orchids were so gorgeous. Everything was well maintained. Loved the children's garden even though we had no little ones with us. The variety of plants was amazing. Loved the little pond and the views of the bay. This is a very easy place to navigate - we saw all types... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens feature a variety of gardens and habitats from around the world concentrating in particular on epiphytes and orchids. It was particularly disappointing therefore to find that the orchid house was closed to the public-and no reduction in the expensive entrance fee. It was a pleasant stroll and in particular we liked the children's play area which was very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Relatively small botanical gardens, it took us a couple of hours to get round and we weren't rushing. Some excellent displays, especially the tropical house with the orchids, many of which were in flower. Walking around is such a pleasure and there are stunning views of the bay. Very good information provided. Didn't realise that Spanish Moss is related to... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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119 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small botanical garden is beautiful and well maintained by its staff and volunteers. There is a wide assortment of native tropical plants. It has a wonderful children's tree house play area where young future gardeners can climb and run among the banyan trees and see the grounds from "way up high". Unfortunately, the conservatory was closed in preparation for... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A relaxing afternoon, a fun guided tour. Up close with an egret. An interesting history lesson. Learned about epiphytes. Highly recommend.

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Port Jefferson, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most enjoyable amble through a beautiful garden. Disappointed that we could not see the greenhouse. They were preparing for an orchid show.

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Longboat Key
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My first visit to the Selby Gardens was to attend a wedding. What a beautiful setting foe a wedding reception. The natural setting abounds in many varieties of the best Florida has to offer.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with our grandchildren and all had a fun morning. The gardens are located in downtown Sarasota and consist of a wonderfull glass enclosed space a pleasant walking path along the bay, a tree house for children and more. They have a nice cafe with indoor and outdoor seating. My wife and I plan to return to see all... More 

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Siesta Key
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting collection of tropical plants, from orchids to palm trees. Great for families with children and nature lovers.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Walk through well planned gardens and natural settings that include a large stand of bamboo trees, local floral, tree and shrub species, and beautiful views of Sarasota bay. There is a play areas for kids, a hot house orchid exhibit, bonsai exhibit, mansion with floral related art work and a gift shop that has plants and floral related gift items... More 

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