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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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It was awsone

I loved gardens and ponds. the orchid displays. i enjoyed the gift shop and the plant shops. the... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2017
whposthuma
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Maryland Line, Maryland
Always a great place to visit

Selby Gardens was one of the first places I visited when we moved to Florida 9 years ago, We have... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2017
royvanhorn
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Englewood, Florida
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A sprawling botanical garden.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“koi pond” (109 reviews)
“tropical plants” (85 reviews)
“orchid house” (75 reviews)
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

I loved gardens and ponds. the orchid displays. i enjoyed the gift shop and the plant shops. the children liked the kid's area,

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Reviewed January 2, 2017

Selby Gardens was one of the first places I visited when we moved to Florida 9 years ago, We have been back several times over the years and I always enjoy the gardens and special exhibits. This was the first trip in 3 years and...More

Thank royvanhorn
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

The Selby Garden, while small in stature delivers big in its beautiful gardens and its incomparable view of the waterfront. The sunset garden tour is breathtaking and I would recommend it to any gentleman looking for a romantic date night idea.

Thank Maureen M
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

If you're into air plants, orchids, palm trees and exotic tropical plants you must spend at least a few hours at the Selby. If the weather is nice the grounds are fantastic and the views of the bay are amazing. We spent a lot of...More

Thank TMisisco
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

This is a real hidden gem. Wonderful gardens and terrific tours. Views of the bay are fantastic, and the gardens are a terrific way to spend a nice day outdoors.

Thank RobBN
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

My sister has a membership so the little bistro is a great place to have a quick bite while looking out at the Bay. They have great salads and pastries and wander around the greenery.

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Reviewed December 31, 2016

Beautiful grounds that are lit for a Holiday spectacle. Lots of interesting lights make this place a Holiday wonderland. Expensive, but a nice place too spend 2 hours. Take this in if you can.

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

The gardens are stunning with a large array of flora and tropical plants along Sarasota bay. It's an all season place as there is always something blooming. I went to the Holiday light show, walk through. Beautiful lights, musical entertainment, food. Worth seeing but $$....More

Thank Luvmi221
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous flowers and plants in great grounds! Excellent place to spend a number of hours with family or friends Knowledgeable and friendly staff! Great areas for kids to play and explore Well worth a visit while in Sarasota!

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

Once you tire of the beautiful beaches of Sarasota, make your way to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The gardens are stunning, with an impressive variety of exotic and local flora. The gardens are very family friendly, and include a children's area that is fun...More

Thank Sara Allison G
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Jeff L
April 5, 2018|
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Response from telade | Reviewed this property |
At least 1 1/2 hours depending on how busy it is and time of day. This time of year should be a little easier since many “snowbirds” have flown away
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