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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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“koi pond” (105 reviews)
“tropical plants” (84 reviews)
“orchid house” (70 reviews)
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must see for all garden and nature lovers. World’s largest collection of epiphytes, but many other fine plants as well. Entry fee = $20 for adults. The excellent examples of ficus and banyan are worth the price alone. About 7 acres of walking trails...More

Thank marko18745
Reviewed 3 days ago

I could easily spend a few hours in this beautiful, peaceful place. What a joy! The staff were so helpful, the views were wonderful and the plants were extraordinary. We followed a friend's advice and stopped in for a visit. Our greatest regret was that...More

Thank Julieroadtrip
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you've ever thought about visiting this place go before Jan 28th because the rainforest mask exhibition is fantastic (I've attached some pix). The orchards are beautiful, some I've never seen before. The water in the koi pond is too dark so it's hard to...More

Thank paho312
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are so many beautiful orchids and other amazing flowers, greenery, and trees— indoors and outdoors at Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. This would be an amazing venue for a wedding or other notable event. There are also great outdoor spaces which are wonderful for...More

Thank NantucketFoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and grounds! So impressed with the variety of plants and epiphytes. We were able to use our membership for reciprocal entrance . The banyan trees were enormous! Children's play area very well planned out-so much fun! Little nooks everywhere for resting and just...More

1  Thank chigirl3
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little pricey, look for coupons, a great place to visit and stroll through. Wonderful collection of plants.

Thank Philster45
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love plants, trees and serenity this is a great place to visit. Annual membership is reasonable. $90 when we joined. After that you are admitted and your guests pay $5. Small restaurant and gift shop. Amazing orchids!!!!

Thank HappyVenetian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attractive & interesting gardens & greenhouse in a great location overlooking Sarasota Bay. Staff & volunteers were welcoming & helpful. The cost was excessive!

Thank ralph n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting variety of plants. Enjoy going here for a change of scenery. Nice place to take pictures.

Thank ma12302013j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a nice place to visit...the gardens are lovely and there is a lot to see. If you like orchids, this is the place to go! We spent a couple of hours walking through the gardens.

Thank Marlene K
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17 December 2017|
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Response from drrcomd | Reviewed this property |
I honesty don’t know. They have a small restaurant that mainly served sandwiches. I haven’t seen people bringing their own food.
James S
16 November 2017|
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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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