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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
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A sprawling botanical garden.

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By far this has been one of my favorite places to visit in Sarasota. Each time family or friends have visited I've taken them to Selby. Whether you love flowers, are a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

By far this has been one of my favorite places to visit in Sarasota. Each time family or friends have visited I've taken them to Selby. Whether you love flowers, are a photographer, or just enjoy the beauty of a natural environment Selby is the place of stop. I've been to the Gardens during every season and everything is just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The grounds are so beautiful and the guides know the background information. Well worth a visit on a hot beach day.

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Thank Jim P
Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fabulos hour plus! Informative staff, awesome group desk coordinator, amazing grounds, stories, research gardens A must for anyone visiting Sarasota.

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Thank Victoria C
Halifax Region, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took our three teenage kids to the gardens, and they loved it. There were birds and butterflies, plenty of orchids and other exotics, and the native florida garden was really interesting. The volunteers were friendly and helpful, and overall, I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area. If you are traveling with small kids, the children's rain... More 

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Nassau, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this and was not previously one who when to the Botanical Gardens. It has been a favorite spot since I moved to Sarasota and a favorite sightseeing trip for my visitors

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Thank Susan G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited Marie Selby Botanical Gardens on three different occasions in the past 6 years and enjoyed it more each time! The beautiful grounds were created on a peninsula near downtown Sarasota and offer great spaces to wander, enjoy the greenhouses filled with pitcher plants and orchids, and for kids to play in the children's zone. My 6-year old... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The 6-ft tall, beautiful and stinky Corpse plant is in bloom this week at Selby. It actually bloomed just hours before we arrived to see it. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has so much more to see, too; huge orchid display, children's area unlike any other, butterfly garden, and so much more. We often go for the day, taking in all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hot house with orchids was fantastic ! So many different species & staff there were very informative. The rest of the grounds were pleasant. A lot of green, average flowers, pleasant shade from trees..... But the fact that it sits right on the water with a view of the bay, marina, bridge was delightful and serene!! A very nice... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great way to spend a few hours. A pleasant walk through beautiful gardens, walkways with views of the bayfront and a great art show to top off a great experience. Fun for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful and beautiful. A different visit in every season. Delightful for all the senses. Be sure to grab some wonderful tea and one of the best chocolate chip cookies I've ever had. Make sure not to miss the plants at the gift shop.

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