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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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A sprawling botanical garden.

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My wife and I drove down Sunday morning to see, and smell, Seymour. The plant had opened about 12 hrs before we arrived. It was huge altho not all that smelly by the time we got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I drove down Sunday morning to see, and smell, Seymour. The plant had opened about 12 hrs before we arrived. It was huge altho not all that smelly by the time we got there. The rest of the grounds were interesting and beautiful; now that we're members, we'll be going back frequently. And we're looking forward to... More 

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Thank russells742
St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens were beautiful and we went to see their Titan arum blooms! It was a nice day out and they had a cute play area for kids.... Only complaint was the bathroom in the main building. Water and sewage had backed up and was all over the floor... was a shame because other than that it was a perfect... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yesterday we visited my favorite place in Sarasota. They brought out the Indonesian "Corpse" Plant from the Conservatory while it was starting to bloom. Incredible! And STINKY!!! I love how they include members in all the activities and happenings. It's like having your own world class Orchid garden.

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Thank Al B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful place to spend a few hours, with fascinating and impressive plants (especially love the giant bamboo walkway) shady retreats and views over the bay this is a definite treat for the senses

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Thank Simon B
Sarasota, Florida
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the perfect place to come to relax and enjoy the beautiful flowers and plants. The waterfront benches are the perfect place to relax and enjoy the salt water breeze. Nice to stroll leisurely and learn about the lovely orchids. My kind of place to stop and enjoy the life that has been given to us.

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Thank Ginsen02
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in gardens or just want a pleasant low stress morning this is not to be missed. Great place to sit and enjoy or just leisurely stroll about the gardens, The orchid conservatory is not to be missed. The docent there is very informative and entertaining. The view of the bay and skyline are the best... More 

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Sarasota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love to see and breathe in the fragrance of tropical orchids from around the world, or delight in lush fern gardens, the best view of Sarasota Bayfront, happy Koi swimming in a pond surrounded by amazing beautiful fragrant plants, watch shore birds dive for their dinner, well, go to this world class research facility with many acres open... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After seeing the orchid show there in March, I joined since this is a reciprocal membership and can be used in many other botanical gardens in the country! It's already paid for itself! This is a gorgeous place and should I ever get a chance to spend a bit of time in Sarasota, I would volunteer there in a heartbeat.... More 

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Dover, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there in July, so slightly hot outside but much of the gardens are shaded. It was a lovely visit except that the upstairs of the mansion was closed and they were doing spring cleaning so there wasn't anything there to see! The gardens are well maintained and always beautiful!

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Thank Teri S
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to be relaxed and in contact with nature! Very peaceful. Great for children and teenagers. Have flowers exotics plants very colorful.

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