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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 special place

Selby Gardens holds a special place in our hearts. It’s not only a place we visit when we’re in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
magglerox
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Buffalo, New York
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A Lot of Plants/Trees with Plenty of Serenity Plus Art

My wife who is a nature lover and artist was very happy with the place. I enjoyed it myself and of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
henryorlando2016
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Orlando, Florida
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Selby Gardens holds a special place in our hearts. It’s not only a place we visit when we’re in Sarasota, but also the place we got married. The grounds are absolutely spectacular and well-maintained with love. Plus, the Warhol exhibit this year is captivating and...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife who is a nature lover and artist was very happy with the place. I enjoyed it myself and of course happy wife, happy life ;-). The pricing was a bit steep for two for everything at $50 and it went to a good...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Firstly I would like to say I was upset to read the recent comments from a review from a UK visitor. Totally unjustified. As a member of the UK National Trust I can say quite honestly that this is an outstanding garden complex of quite...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been here several times in past years, but mostly in summer. This time it was in April and there were many more plants in bloom. The indoor greenhouse with all the orchids is always a wonder to behold, but this time it was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been to Sarasota many times over the past 15 years and I go to Marie Selby every time. It never gets old. I LOVE the orchid house and the towering bamboo, and everything in between. It might seem a little pricey, but I could...More

Thank rae2607
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a hidden gem. Very relaxing place to spend the afternoon. A lot to see and the grounds are gorgeous. Lovely gift shop and cafe as well.

Thank Stacey W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These gardens were not value for money for us. Very expensive and not really much to see. The Andy Warhol exhibit was a joke for an extra 5 dollars. Only a couple of prints and a bored security guard. Coming from England with amazing gardens...More

Thank sarah b
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SelbyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sarah: We're sorry you felt the experience you had wasn't up to par. The appeal of Selby Gardens is that it is small and walkable, giving you time to enjoy the grounds, and also the people you're with during your visit. The Warhol exhibition...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We used Bank of America free admission to museums on the first Saturday per month. The plants and trees are very beautiful and the walk way through the gardens is wonderful.

Thank giandoll
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to these lovely gardens. The setting is beautiful! The setting is so relaxing. The volunteers is very well informed.

Thank SusanCliftonPark_NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever visiting Sarasota, I always make an effort to visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens at least once. The volunteers and docents are very informative, and the orchid house is amazing. Easy to tour the grounds by foot, and the Gardens provide beautiful views of the...More

Thank Rubia J
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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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