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“not for everyone....”

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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$49.00*
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Small-Group Tour: 3-Hour Mysteries of Native Florida Hike
Ranked #2 of 145 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Go if you can get in for free or a discount. Or go if you REALLY love flowers and plants and such. There's a nice view of the water you can enjoy. For me, it's worth it because I live close and can get in for free. I probably wouldn't go if I had to pay for it, or if it were an effort to get there.

Thank Jarred W
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Reviewed December 29, 2011

Even in December, the gardens were spectacular. Very peaceful to walkabout. Absolutely gorgeous. Ate a lite lunch in their cafe and had a leisurely 3 hours. Got inside the big mansion, which was decorated for Christmas. All Wonderful!

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Reviewed December 27, 2011

We saw and took pictures of a few strange looking birds looked like owls but smaller nice walking tour

Thank Abbey O
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

Small but exqusite botanical garden and greenhouse fronting on Sarasota Bay. The Payne Mansion on the property often has unusual art exhibitions. Just went to their Lights in Bloom - a ten night disply of lights throughout tne gardens. Just gorgeous!

Thank beweintraub
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Reviewed December 24, 2011

What a beautiful tranquil place to experience wonderful plants, flowers and foliage and to walk by the water. Christmas time in particular is spectacular.

Thank MHSG
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