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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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A sprawling botanical garden.
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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Reviewed yesterday

The flowers & plants, area are simply beautiful. Of course a lot of walking but plenty of benches to sit & rest & enjoy the scenery. The people are so friendly & helpful & a lot work goes into keeping it beautiful. The orchids are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great orchids, many tropical trees and palms! It is in a beautiful setting right in front of the harbor. We are members of the Chicago Botanic garden it was nice they honored our membership which made the visit even better! Great gift shop did my...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Il60076
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful gardens I especially enjoyed the butterfly garden area. A really lovely place to stroll through and relax. Such beautiful nature. A place worth returning to.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jenna l
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited as we are interested in tropical plants and epiphytes in particular. This garden ahs a great collection and an excellent tropical plant house. The garden itself covers many aspects of tropical plants including many examples of Florida's own plants and trees. The children's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travel682
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the best botanical gardens you can visit and we have been to many already. The orchids are wonderful and so many you can spend quite awhile just in the conservatory....also guides and volunteers are here as well throughout the grounds to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took my mother-in-law for an outing at Selby Botanical Gardens, one of her favorite places to visit. Most of the spaces accommodated wheelchairs, which was helpful. The café offered pre-made meals, and the dining room was lovely. I'd come here again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wave R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The garden is very beautiful. It specializes in epiphytes and has a fantastic collection or orchids. There are many distinct areas of the garden from natural Florida, to palms, orchids. There is a short aerial walkway which is nearly above the canopy of the garden....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Don B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved walking through the gardens, looking over the bay, enjoying the birds and especially viewing the orchards. What a treat. There was ample parking, friendly staff and a lovely gift shop. I can't wait to return.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank walt0ngirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love being outside in one of nature's most beautiful settings then this is the place for you. You can unwind and take in some of the most beautiful views while exploring incredible flora and fauna. Great gift shop too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lauren54321
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my fourth time to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens & I enjoy it more each time. When in Sarasota, I look forward to visiting this magical place. On today's visit, we took a guided tour led by Volunteer Diane C. who enhanced our tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Carlos G
8 December 2018|
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Response from Chicaree | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I have never visited Selby Gardens at night.
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warwohlf
11 July 2018|
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Response from uniongirlVenice | Reviewed this property |
Some areas yes, others no. But for the most part of the Gardens....yes. I’d suggest you call them directly also. Enjoy!
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RyderMcCulloch
28 June 2018|
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Response from uniongirlVenice | Reviewed this property |
The view is great for the 4th, everyone can attend. It’s hot, so dress accordingly and a good bug repellent is probably a good idea. Check the local weather too. Enjoy!
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