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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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A sprawling botanical garden.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed August 5, 2016

Interesting. Well laid out. Fun. Informative. Really nice way to spend a couple of hours. Highly recommended.

Thank StevenRobertson
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go. Very serene and the floriculture very interesting. On the bay in Sarasota. Greenhouses with interesting flowering plants in a beautiful, old Florida setting.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed August 4, 2016

I wish we would have gone at a different time when more was in bloom but we saw the stink plants which was great and there were so many brightly colored flowers in the rain forest section. I loved the bonsai trees and the art...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed August 4, 2016

I was here a few years ago and do recommend it for a peaceful getaway from the rush that exist since state route 41 is located near by

Thank kikita23
Reviewed August 3, 2016

They go all out to showcase the gardens then. Festive holiday atmosphere and beautiful scenery as always. A must visit during the holiday season. Another Sarasota Treasure.More

Thank Flabluefan1
SelbyGardens, Marketing at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016

The holiday season is one of the best times to visit the Gardens, as we do go "all out" to bring together family and friends for the holidays. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you soon for this year's holiday...More

Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Although I am not a photographer or a horticulturalist, I took many photos here at these spectacular gardens/// quite pricey but so beautiful .

Thank kportgirl
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great family destination! The orchid house has beautiful varieties, many of which can be purchased in the shop. Lots for children to do and see and touch. Easy walking for the compromised and fun gift shop. A must To Do in Sarasota.

Thank anniemenc
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

There are 200+ botanical gardens in America...Well I have not visited them all but this one is fantastic and stands among the most beautiful I have seen (including some in Hawaï ) Actually, The biggest orchids garden in the world.... I personally liked the small...More

Thank MikeCA_01
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Very beautiful garden and art museum. Lovely greenhouse. Not too big and good price. Spent about two hours there.

Thank lorrainer178
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We went end of July and loved! Even we melted down.. Extremely hot this time of the year. My favorite was the walk by the mangrove and the native florida area and the small lake. The house is interesting and give you some air conditioning...More

Thank Reginaldo B
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April 29, 2017|
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Response from D_317_B | Reviewed this property |
Active duty only
March 30, 2017|
Response from Aprilr88 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure, but if he/she is a therapy dog I would that by law they are allowed. The botanical gardens are all outside so I would think that it would be ok, but I would contact the management just in case.
February 28, 2017|
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Response from SelbyGardens | Property representative |
Everyone reacts differently, but at this time we are not experiencing negative effects from Red Tide. You can always check the latest conditions report online through Mote.