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“One of the best Orchid collections in the world.”

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
Bradenton, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“One of the best Orchid collections in the world.”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

Great greenhouses full of just about every type, color and size of Orchids anywhere. Lovely walk about, gardens and trails. Special holiday season displays.

Visited November 2012
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Value for money, nice grounds well kept with a nice little tea room. You can easily spend an afternoon just relaxing and taking in the views.

Visited November 2012
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“beautiful gardens”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

well maintained, always different seasonal plantings,
orchid house is fantastic, and old home is always beautiful and
decorated for the season

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Ohio
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23 reviews
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“A Bit of Paradise”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

This place to me is what I hope heaven is all about. It was well worth the admission price of $17.00. If you love plants and the outdoors this the place to see. In addition to all the plants indoors the grounds were exceptional winding along Sarasota Bay.

Visited November 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“wonderful, peaceful oasis in Sarasota”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

This is a terrific botanical garden site. Thousands of varieties of orchids and bromiliads, as well as an endless collection of other plants and trees. Well worth the visit. It is a peaceful and wonderful place to spend the day. The cafe in the Selby home is lovely and it is a real pleasure to sit outside and enjoy a delicious sweet and beverage. The banyan trees are impressive. Gift shops are interesting and well stocked. There is even a little shop that specializes in all manner of teas and accessories. Staff is helpful. There are volunteers posted at every point of interest that are more than eager to answer your questions and provide all sorts of interesting information about the facility. Well worth the effort and we would definitely go back again.

Visited November 2012
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