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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Address: 811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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+1 941-366-5731
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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A sprawling botanical garden.

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Beautiful gardens, superb artwork, kid-friendly + couple-friendly, scenic views, quality environment + offerings. Already planning our 2nd trip this month + a 3rd trip next month!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ruskin, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting, with Plenty of pretty flowers to see, but didn't blow me away. It was enjoyable strolling the paths along the water though.

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Ruskin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens, superb artwork, kid-friendly + couple-friendly, scenic views, quality environment + offerings. Already planning our 2nd trip this month + a 3rd trip next month!

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Thank ARTISTteacherOLIVIA
North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to visit here again. Forgot how beautiful and well kept the gardens are. Visited this time with out of town friends. Plan to visit again with out of Townes in February.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful garden(s) on the water. Very tranquil strolling through the acres of plants. We liked the stained glass in the pavilion on the water and the masks on exhibit were very colorful.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A beautiful place to visit - I have been many times with the family, there are lots of fun things for the children and a good healthy!!! cafe

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely venue to wander around and spend a few hours enjoying the water and gardens. There are many interesting trees and plants as well as specific exhibits. There is a great area for children with a lovely man made waterfall. There are many seats if you want to just sit and read or pass some time people... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Selby Gardens is a wonderful place to casually walk and view native flora, Sarasota Bay and various art exhibits. You want to wear flat shoes, as it is grass, mulched pathways and some areas can contain roots from the Banyan trees. I've been to several events that were fun, including a Mothers' Day brunch and concert under the trees. Definitely... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Marie Selby for this wonderful gift. A beautiful bayside setting for a nice walk. We look forward to another visit. I will say the food and drink they offered were expensive but that's not why went. Have lunch before you go.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we've been to many botantical gardens...this one has great kids area, spectacular scenery of the Sarasota bay but the actual gardens were a disappointment.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you're into gardens you'll love this. It's hard to believe this is so close to the city downtown. We walked around an hour or so, didn't understand what we were looking at and left. Nice, but not a must see if you have something else to choose from.

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