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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful place, so peaceful

We stopped here for a couple of hours one morning. We took the walking tour and learned so much. It... read more

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bookgirl247
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Rochester, Minnesota
Don’t Miss Lights in Bloom

After Christmas we attended Selby Garden’s Lights in Bloom with our daughter, son-in-law and 3... read more

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Katherine8183
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Auburn, New York
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A sprawling botanical garden.
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here for a couple of hours one morning. We took the walking tour and learned so much. It was not boring. It's a beautiful place for a leisurely walk. It's easy to navigate with lovely and interesting plants. I recommend bug spray. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bookgirl247
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After Christmas we attended Selby Garden’s Lights in Bloom with our daughter, son-in-law and 3 year old grandson. It was one of the highlights of our first Christmas in Florida. The gardens are decorated with millions of beautiful lights. There is food to purchase, live...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens several times. I enjoy the flowers (especially orchids of different varieties). They have a very pretty zen area with small waterfall and fish as well as statues. Always a nice place to relax.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carmen k
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent experience. Take the walking tour, the staff is very knowledgeable. Plan on spending about three hours walking around. Great photo ops.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RomanzaAmore
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

15 acres of the most bio diverse garden in the world. Epiphytes are their specialty featuring bromeliads, tilandsias, orchids, ferns and more. A mansion to boot. Traveling art shows come through once a year. Past shows include Chagall, Warhol and coming in Feb. 2019 Gauguin...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandra34231
Reviewed 6 days ago

An enjoyable place to visit and see beautiful flowers and plants. Put this place on your list of places to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Al D
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was fun. I would probably not pay $25 to go back again. More for kids I felt. It is a beautiful property with beautiful orchids.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cathy333P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were surprised at the size of the property...it did not look very large from the street. It was a beautiful afternoon and the location on the bay made it so enjoyable. The bonsai area was very interesting and the orchids and ferns were fantastic....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChicksRUs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the main street the size of the property was very deceiving, it was a huge property. There were so many beautiful flowers, plants and trees. I must have taken 75 pictures. There was great scenery around every corner. I would recommend this as a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well known in the world. A first class research facility and well presented for public visits. It gets better every year. Can be reserved for private parties

Date of experience: January 2019
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Carlos G
December 7, 2018|
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Response from Chicaree | Reviewed this property |
Already answered, have not visited at night.
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warwohlf
July 10, 2018|
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Response from uniongirlVenice | Reviewed this property |
Some areas yes, others no. But for the most part of the Gardens....yes. I’d suggest you call them directly also. Enjoy!
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RyderMcCulloch
June 27, 2018|
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Response from uniongirlVenice | Reviewed this property |
The view is great for the 4th, everyone can attend. It’s hot, so dress accordingly and a good bug repellent is probably a good idea. Check the local weather too. Enjoy!
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