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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Address: 811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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+1 941-366-5731
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A sprawling botanical garden.

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Beautiful place

A beautiful place to visit - I have been many times with the family, there are lots of fun things for the children and a good healthy!!! cafe

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful place to visit - I have been many times with the family, there are lots of fun things for the children and a good healthy!!! cafe

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely venue to wander around and spend a few hours enjoying the water and gardens. There are many interesting trees and plants as well as specific exhibits. There is a great area for children with a lovely man made waterfall. There are many seats if you want to just sit and read or pass some time people... More 

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Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Selby Gardens is a wonderful place to casually walk and view native flora, Sarasota Bay and various art exhibits. You want to wear flat shoes, as it is grass, mulched pathways and some areas can contain roots from the Banyan trees. I've been to several events that were fun, including a Mothers' Day brunch and concert under the trees. Definitely... More 

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Marie Selby for this wonderful gift. A beautiful bayside setting for a nice walk. We look forward to another visit. I will say the food and drink they offered were expensive but that's not why went. Have lunch before you go.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we've been to many botantical gardens...this one has great kids area, spectacular scenery of the Sarasota bay but the actual gardens were a disappointment.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're into gardens you'll love this. It's hard to believe this is so close to the city downtown. We walked around an hour or so, didn't understand what we were looking at and left. Nice, but not a must see if you have something else to choose from.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The gardens are well maintained, beautifully landscaped. Enjoy the orchids, the mangroves, it's beautiful. Take your time, sit under a shady tree - no need to hurry. Wear your walking shoes!

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Fort Myers, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter, 7 year old grandaughter and I loved it. Everywhere you looked there was beauty from the Koi pond to the trees, plants, and flowers. I especially loved the tropical conseratory and the banyan grove. Everything is well planned out and well kept. There is an area for kids called the Children's Rainforest Garden which kids loved. They could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Selby Gardens are beautiful, and around the holidays the gardens are bumped up to Extraordinary, So colorful! So imaginative! Such large displays, beautiful!!! Very child friendly! There was live music, food and beverages were for sale, kids area for running and loud voices!! Well done!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love going to Selby Gardens. A new exhibit is coming Feb. 15-July 31 that will feature the paintings of Marc Chagall. The two granddaughters of Chagall are helping put the show together.

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