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“A cant miss in Sarasota”

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Ranked #2 of 144 things to do in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Not only are the gardens stunning, nut the shop has many lovely tropical plants for sale. When we built our house here we were new to the tropics. I took pictures of various plantings at Selby and used them as blueprints for my own tropical garden. We have visited often since.

Thank JacynthP
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

Compact botanical gardens that have a decent variety of indoor and outdoor plants, fragrance garden, butterfly garden (with a few butterflies), and fruit garden. There is a small cafe. It has a few books you can read while snacking. There are large trees that kids are welcome to clamber onto, a khoi pond with soothing waterfall, and the obligatory gift shop. Price is a bit high, and there is no family rate. Parking was abundant during my visit.

Thank imac4444
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Perfect for the plant lover, or to get married, or to have lunch! The food in the cafe is excellent and fresh. The Tours are educational and entertaining!

Thank ItalianInspiration
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Perfect location in Sarasota to take in the flowers , trees and plants and enjoy the bay front location. The music series under the banyans sets up for a relaxing day!

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Selby Gardens has something for everyone -- no matter your age or interests. Beauty, entertainment, history -- it's all there. The setting is gorgeous, and the gardens are magnificent. Lots to learn, lots to do. You'll not be disappointed!

Thank progonoskis
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