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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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Description: A sprawling botanical garden.

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What a serene, beautiful botanical heaven! And amid all that beauty a creative play area for children! Gorgeous gift shop, botanical instruction area. Perfect place for weddings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a serene, beautiful botanical heaven! And amid all that beauty a creative play area for children! Gorgeous gift shop, botanical instruction area. Perfect place for weddings, seasonal celebrations...I even attended a funeral service here last week overlooking beautiful Sarasota Bay! No visit to Sarasota is complete without a visit to Selby Gardens!

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Oxford, Connecticut, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Not as beautiful as one expects for the price, and young children (under 7) will likely be bored. Seems pretty pricey, too.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited about 5 or more years ago and fell in love with the orchids, unfortunately right now the greenhouse is closed to the public, it has been too hot for the plants to flower, I was disappointed but honestly after I had walked through the amazing gardens....it didn't matter. I love the natural beauty but it is being spoiled by... More 

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sarasota, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This place is amazing. Its on the Sarasota waterfront, and has beautiful plantings and paths. I love the orchid house and get lost in there when I go, marveling at the amazing plants. I also like the edible garden. Its a peaceful place......

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We have visited Selby Gardens many times over the years and enjoyed it every time. The property is not overly large, but the property is well maintained and has good variety. It also sits beside the bay, which affords great views. Overall, a most enjoyable day.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been coming here for years and always find it very peaceful and relaxing. They've built a new childrens area with many interesting and fun things for them.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Although quite small for a botanical garden, the orchid house is worth the cost of admission on its own. Changing with the seasons, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a fascinating visit any time of the year. At various times of the year, the mansion hosts displays of wonderful wildlife photographs and amazing native "masks" from Costa Rica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Selby Botanical gardens is great for the whole family! Though we don't have little ones any more, there's a great playground tucked inside a banyan tree. There are beautiful orchids, air plants and other tropical plants to fill your eyes with grand color and beauty. There is a cafe with yummy light lunch meal and they even have a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On our last trip to Siesta Key we took a day to visit the gardens. It was such a good decision. The gardens are so beautiful and peaceful, They have it all, big trees, orchids, bonsai trees, cactus, it has a lot of benches to sit and relax while looking the great vegetation. You also can discover butterflies, birds and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a spectacular little oasis in Sarasota. Exquisitely maintained while feeling like a living jungle. Great for everyone! Good parking. Make sure you visit when the orchids are blooming for an extra special treat -- typically in the Fall.

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Additional Information about Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Address: 811 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236-726
Phone Number: 941-366-5731
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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