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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Totally unexpectedly beautiful!

Stumbled in for something to do whilst in Sarasota. Beautiful orchids in the hothouse, and the the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lucerperson
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Selby Gardens & Andy Warhol Art Exhibit

The Selby Gardens was a beautiful display of trees & flowers. Their specialty is epiphites... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
deanpkurtz
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A sprawling botanical garden.
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stumbled in for something to do whilst in Sarasota. Beautiful orchids in the hothouse, and the the rest of the gardens are stunning. Great if you have kids too.

Thank lucerperson
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Selby Gardens was a beautiful display of trees & flowers. Their specialty is epiphites (orchids, vermiliads, etc.) that live on other plants/trees. Soo... beautiful. Also their present art exhibut in the main Selby house is of Andy Warhol works. In honor of his style...More

Thank deanpkurtz
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My sister and I visited the Botanical Gardens on the only sunny day of our trip to Sarasota, and were very happy we did. It's a beautiful place. The lay out is gorgeous, each area has its own charm and beauty. If you're someone who...More

Thank Slix
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A beautiful place to stroll about and admire the flora here. From delicate orchids to giant Banyan Trees this oasis will delight. Take in the cool breezes from the bay and unwind in beauty.

Thank rose c
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a variety of ferns and many other species, air plants, palm trees, a large varieties of orchids. Staff very helpful. This is a halfday of viewing beautiful plants. By the waythey have a Cafe on site with sandwiches and drinks to buy if you...More

Thank duyos
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love this spot. A gem close to downtown. Peaceful and serene. The only excitement is the Koi fighting over fish food in the koi pond. Take your time, stroll the garden, breathe. Nothing better.

Thank kjpitcher
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

MSBG is a beloved local institution. Membership in the Garden offers many perks and is a wonderful way to experience the special exhibitions in season. Dedicated staff take great pride in helping patrons and guests. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Orchids amazing. Lots to offer everyone in the family. Kids park. Serene. Huge owls spotted in the tree. Totally enjoyed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice formal garden with some interesting specimens of sub-tropical vegetation. Some of the Banyan trees and Ficus were excellent specimens. When we were visiting, there was an exhibit of some Andy Warhol silk screens. Plan on spending a couple of hours at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is always great to visit what was once personal residences. Very tranquil and with great views of the downtown area. Nice visit.

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Jeff L
6 April 2018|
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Response from telade | Reviewed this property |
At least 1 1/2 hours depending on how busy it is and time of day. This time of year should be a little easier since many “snowbirds” have flown away
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