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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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A sprawling botanical garden.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Anyone who lives in Sarasota will tell you that the Marie Selby Gardens are as beautiful and impressive as botanical gardens anywhere. Their events and special exhibits like the Marc Chagall this past summer run year-long. And it's great for children as well as adults....More

Thank jerseyjudy_13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Incredibly beautiful grounds and displays. My husband and I came here as part of our anniversary trip. We were there just before it opened, so we went down to the water by the parking lot to see ehat we could see. Lots of fish and...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gardens have recently been renovated and made more "kid friendly". What a phenomenal place for a WEDDING! Views of Sarasota bay and extraordinary orchids and other exotic plants. Not to be missed if you have a few hours to spend.

Thank ljaphe
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were recommended to see the gardens by the property management of Sea Crest Apartments in Siesta Key, FL. The Gardens were beautiful. A nice break and very relaxing.

Thank David P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens A Sarasota Landmark When I moved to Sarasota 17 years ago from San Francisco, I was amazed by the number of cultural offerings there are here for such a relatively small city. We have an opera, a symphony, The Van Wezel...More

Thank cemFloridagirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such a nice place! Plenty to see, plenty for the kids to do, and the food/coffee is very nice and not unreasonably priced (Disney take note!). Whether you are wanting an oasis of calm, a nice spot just to sit and chill, or activities for...More

Thank VFR123X
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place. The plants, flowers, tropicals, vines, trees are forever changing on every visit. Many are seasonal, and bloom only once a year, others constant. The huge Banyan Trees and Morton Fig trees are amazing. The greenhouses are stocked with a variety of different Orchids...More

Thank carolynthepilot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really for children. Definitely for garden lovers. Beautiful and peaceful. Pleasant place to appreciate the local flora and the labor of love put into this distinct space.

Thank Kate Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue offers a wonderful collection of orchids, other flowering plants, cacti and succulents and other interesting displays in a beautiful setting with a great view of the city. The casual restaurant catered by Michael's on East serves excellent soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages, which...More

Thank FLDiner101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my in-laws in April. I've been to Sarasota every year for 6 years and never saw it before. We all really enjoyed ourselves. We saw a reptile presentation and alligator presentation. They have areas where you can feed the birds and flamingos...More

Thank Brigid W
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30 April 2017|
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Response from D_317_B | Reviewed this property |
Active duty only
31 March 2017|
Response from Aprilr88 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure, but if he/she is a therapy dog I would that by law they are allowed. The botanical gardens are all outside so I would think that it would be ok, but I would contact the management just in case.
1 March 2017|
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Response from SelbyGardens | Property representative |
Everyone reacts differently, but at this time we are not experiencing negative effects from Red Tide. You can always check the latest conditions report online through Mote.