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“Great way to spend the day!” 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 #5 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.
Monroe, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great way to spend the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

First time visiting this garden. Situated along the bay it's a great location. Made for a relaxing day. Pack a lunch. There are spots in the park to sit and enjoy.

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Bradenton, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, wonderful plants and views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I have been to the Selby Gardens several times and enjoyed the gardens every time. The plants are amazing, the setting on the bay is gorgeous, and there are always wonderful small art exhibits that are well worth seeing.

Visited December 2012
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Visit a tropical forest in Sarasota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Incredible collection of plants. This place is extremely interesting even if you aren't "in to plants". If you like plants at all you will be totally enthralled with this jewel on the bay. Beautiful vistas of the grounds and the bay. There was a flock of "parrots" squacking in the trees when we visited. The greenhouse blew me away with the variety of orchids. I highly recommend a guided tour to get an overview of the facility's purpose. Bring a camera as you won't want to miss the photo ops that abound here. The gift shop is jammed with unique gifts. Can you tell i loved this place?

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Greenville, SC
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Don't miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Spent three wonderful hours here with a friend. They must have a huge group of volunteers to keep the place looking so good. The orchid and epiphyte collections are particularly impressive. Nice garden center and gift shop, too.

Visited January 2013
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“beautiful place to visit right on the bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

the flowers are gorgeous if there has been rain in the last month or so - orchids galore & wonderful bonsai trees - the grounds are lovely for a leisurely stroll

Visited January 2013
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