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“Get a taste of the REAL Sarasota!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236-726
941-366-5731
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Ranked #4 of 49 Attractions in Sarasota
Type: Gardens, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Get a taste of the REAL Sarasota!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Selby Gardens has something for everyone -- no matter your age or interests. Beauty, entertainment, history -- it's all there. The setting is gorgeous, and the gardens are magnificent. Lots to learn, lots to do. You'll not be disappointed!

Visited December 2011
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bettendorf
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“beautiful Orchids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Loved walking around the gardens and the Orchids were amazing. The entry fee was a bit pricey so look for coupons. The Tea shop was great

Visited October 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“A Sarasota Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Marie Selby Botanical Garden is a must see if you are in Sarasota, Florida. Spending a few hours wandering through the lush gardens along Sarasota Bay is a gift to your soul. This is an exceptional botanical garden experience that includes an indoor orchid garden, a butterfly garden, a succulent garden and a historical home with an art gallery. An additional plus is being by the water to watch a vast variety of sea birds. If you belong to your local botanical garden, bring your membership card and get into the Marie Selby free.

Visited October 2012
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Lake,MI
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“Beautiful Garden”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Daughter took me there to show me where she is getting married next year. It's simply a fantastic spot for a wedding. Grounds are very well kept, very nice and clear walkways, plants are lableled, flowers are gorgeous. Can't wait to see my only daughter walk down the aisle toward the beautiful pavilion with stained glass accents. Fantastic choice for a wedding. Only con I can think of is the restrooms aren't very nice and could have been a little cleaner. The volunteers working there were very friendly.

Visited October 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Fun little gardens”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Fun gardens to wander through. The staff are very nice and caring. Well maintained considering it is a small facility. If I was retired I would get a season pass and wander regularly.

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