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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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A stroll through the gardens is a lovely and peaceful afternoon. The setting along Sarasota Bay makes the stroll even more beautiful. If you happen to be a resident or are on an... read more

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

A stroll through the gardens is a lovely and peaceful afternoon. The setting along Sarasota Bay makes the stroll even more beautiful. If you happen to be a resident or are on an extended stay consider purchasing a season pass. It is an excellent bargain. The holiday "lights in bloom" is a must. The spring concert series is worth the... More 

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This places is full of trees and flowers. You follow trails around to see different parts of the garden. It's right on the water so you can see across bay also. Plenty of photo opportunities of flowers. Takes hour or so to walk thur.

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Osprey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We try to go about once a month. There is always something new to photograph. Wonderful orchids and some very rare plants . Sat on a bench overlooking the water and downtown Sarasota enjoying the breeze.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the place to come at Holiday Time. The mansion is dressed out perfectly. The rest of the grounds are always pleasant to see and sit to take in the beauty. A must see!

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you haven't been you must visit here. The variations in plant life as well as the paths by the bay or back along the meadows are very nice. They also have a marvelous gift shop that you can access with out paying entry fees.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The gardens were beautiful and the orchid house was in full bloom. Walking the grounds was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. There were lots of things also for the kids to enjoy - and to learn from. Beautiful view also of the Bay, and the breeze from the water kept the temperature down. They also had an... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A magical place. Excellent display of Orchids. Beautiful Banyon trees. Peaceful and a great place to learn about trees and flowers. They always have a great photo exhibit. A MUST during the Christmas Holidays. Their light show is the best. And I was going to get married, I would do it there.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Mothers Day brunch was spectacular with beautiful table settings and fabric draped from bamboo poles to shield the sun. Orchestra music in the background with Michaels on East Restaurant catering an outstanding buffet brunch. I would definitely attend with my Mother again.

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Sarasota, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

During many visits, we have taken out-of-town family members and friends to tour the lovely garden which is named in honor of the Selby family from Chicago. One is never disappointed in learning about flowers and other horticultural plants

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It doesn't take long, and it's a nice way to spend a lazy afternoon. Well preserved, wonderful flowers and unusual trees.

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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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