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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Address: 811 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236-726
Phone Number: 941-366-5731
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Ranked #4 of 55 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Gardens, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
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Type: Gardens, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon at the gardens. The orchids were amazing. I agree that the entry fee is a little steep for what you see. Also the signage off Tamiami road is also poor.

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Spent an enjoyable morning at the gardens. Very good Conservatory with tropical plants and orchids. Although only 50 degrees, we had a great walk through the grounds. Several different plant type areas to view and great views of the water. We only had two hours to visit. We could have spent three easily. Go there and watch for little critters.... More 

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NY
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41 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I never come to Sarasota without a visit to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Granted, admission is a little pricey. I wish they'd offer even one day a month at a discounted rate. That said, it's really an enchanted and enchanting place-- complete with old banyan trees, a butterfly garden, bay views, a tea shop and an old mansion that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you are any sort of gardener or enjoy walks through gardens you have to visit this place. The most gorgeous plants in the world are carefully maintained here. You will not believe how nice an afternoon can be walking through the Selby Gardens

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Sarasota, Florida
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful place to visit regardless of the time of year. Much detail is not needed; simply visit and enjoy the beauty and hopitality of the gardens.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking through the garden. It only took us about 2 hours to go through everything and have a delicious coffee. We didn't have any children with us, but if we had we would have spent a long time in there cute children's area. It was worth it just to see the koi pond

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Riverside
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The best part if this garden is the location along the waters edge. The indoor garden has lovely flowers. I had visited the Naples Botanical Garden and found it much better and the admission price was less to boot.

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Osprey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

WE LOVE THIS PLACE.. There is something to see year round. We watch the fireworks there in July and see the christmas lights in December. the orchids are wonderful as are the surrounding grounds.Nice gift shop for the entire family and often during events there is music.

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Sarasota, Florida
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

very beautiful place to enjoy all that nature has to offer, including being on the Gulf of Mexico. Great for a picnic

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This beautiful garden delighted us. We visited with a couple of teenagers and they loved the suspension bridge, musical instrumentals, walkways to various gardens. Highly recommend. If you are a member of a royal botanical garden in North America, entry to this garden is free when you show your membership.

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