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“Plant & Nature Lovers Paradise”

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 October 20, 2012

The botanical gardens are beautiful and very natural. Located on Sarasota Bay, most of the gardens are outdoors, so it's good to attend on a nice day, not in the middle of summer. The walkways through the gardens are beautiful. Be sure to stop in the gift shop for a great selection of items with a botanical theme.

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

A MUST Visit when near Sarasota, FL regardles of age. A bargain that all will be thrilled at. Will go again.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

What a lovely garden experience. My husband and I are members of a reciprocal garden so our admission was free, but if you like flowers, bromileads and orchids, the cost of admission is worth it. The gardens seem to be staffed with wonderfully helpful volunteers who are eager to share knowledge. The conservatory is awesome. The blooming orchids, hanging plants and ferns are lovely. The large trees on property are majestic and the location right on Sarasota Bay cannot be beat. Before we knew it, we had spent three hours at the gardens. Lovely gift shop withblooming orchids for sale as well.

Thank JulieBee813
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Exceptional gardens that we visit as often as we can. Such a wonderful peaceful setting. We take our books and stay for hours.
In April there are open air concerts on a Sunday that are probably the best concerts we have ever been to. The music is always good but the setting, sitting under the shade of a banyan tree is hard to beat.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

This is a beautiful but $$ to visit. Some of the staff are a bit snooty. Well worth at least one visit and the gift shop has some unusual plants for sale.

Thank yellowducky100
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