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“Heaven for plant and nature lovers”

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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$49.00*
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3-Hour Small Group Mysteries of Native Florida Hike
Ranked #2 of 143 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
Reviewed February 1, 2012

This place is an amazing experience. There is a wide variety of things to do here. Just walking the grounds under the huge trees and being "wowed" by the beauty and variety of plants from orchids, bromeliads, bonsai trees, succulents, ferns, palms and is a relaxing and enriching experience. We spent a lot of time on the various walks and views into the bay, being surprised by little lizards along the way. The historic homes were beautiful and the tea tasting was fun too.
We are real plant enthusiasts and probably spent more time here than others might. But I think that there is plenty at these gardens to interest anyone. One of the volunteers told us that she comes here every week and there is always something different happening or blooming. I believe it.

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Reviewed January 30, 2012

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at the gardens. At first I was apprehensive about spending the $17 to enter, but after only five minutes, I was amazed at the beauty of all that was there. You get to walk the grounds at your own pace. The variety was beyond anything I had seen before. Well worth the price of entry. Give yourself a few hours to leisurely stroll through and to sit and enjoy the views. You too will be amazed

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

The amazing assortment of plants, trees, and flowers. Do take your allergy pill before you go, but the day will truly be enlightening trip into the rich vegetation and agriculture of this region of Florida. Beautiful, peaceful and educational.

Thank scbleo
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Been in Sarasota for 14 years and had never visited Selby Gardens until 1/26/2012 at the advice of friends. Weather was 80 degrees on January 26. Selby was full of people, which is surprising. Terrific gardens and great views of Sarasota Bay.

Thank HCLBRK
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

they have a hot house with epiphytes of all kinds and orchards and bromeliads. The grounds have all kinds of exotic trees. Great place to spend hours walking around

Thank cslebl
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