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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The garden was exceptionally well kept and well planned. Touring the garden was very restful. The restaurant inside the garden served delicious and heart healthy food. A must see.

Thank drrcomd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop here for an afternoon stroll when you visit Sarasota. The orchids were my favorite...thousands of them. See the Sarasota skyline across the bay. We’re going back at night during the holidays to see Christmas lights. Check your membership card to Botanical Gardens around the...More

Thank Crystal H
Reviewed 1 week ago

You gotta ask your self, am I plant person? Well are you? My wife is a plant person, so I have been there a few times for her, otherwise, it's not a must see.

Thank HomeatlastinFlorida
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place just gets better and better...new wider walkways that are paved. New exhibits that you don't want to miss. The view of Sarasota Bay with benches and chairs to sit on makes this a wonderful relaxing visit. The children's garden has expanded and this...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loe visiting botanical gardens and this one was non exception. Even in December, it was worth going. The Gardens had just closed the conservatory where there had been an orchid show. The orchids had been moved outside and they were just gorgeous! There was...More

Thank aliasjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't let the admission price keep you away. The gardens are beautiful. There was an orchid show in the greenhouse that was magnificent. A small cafe serves a nice lunch.

Thank Bobcat17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This time I caught the tail end of the Orchid show, an annual event... I never fail to learn something new at Selby Gardens. Everytime I go I watch the introductory video because invariably I'm bringing somebody new with me, I recommend that you don't...More

Thank Katya m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a serious gardener or wish you knew more about gardening, this is a beautiful place to explore. If you just enjoy a nice walkabout in lovely weather, this is a wonderful place to do that. The layout is easy, with separate gardens...More

Thank ralegg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Selby Gardens is not to be missed, in fact should be visited a few times a year as their displays are changed often. From a Famous Artist Series, to Gorgeous Orchid Shows, lovely luncheon restaurants to choose from, all situated on the beautiful Sarasota Bay....More

Thank kmormlo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nicely landscaped. Staff very accommodating. Would have given 5 stars but cafe and conservatory closed on day of visit.

Thank tlhartman
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James S
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Response from Carol P | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I wouldn’t know. I was there in the fall.
29 April 2017|
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Response from D_317_B | Reviewed this property |
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