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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Full of Ferns, Cycads, and Other Fantastic and Interesting Plants

Pros: Beautiful! The greenhouse is full of orchids, ferns and bromeliads, and other plants that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Absolutely beautiful

These botanical gardens are another must see when visiting sarasota. The grounds are beautifully... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
caryn k
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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
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Pros: Beautiful! The greenhouse is full of orchids, ferns and bromeliads, and other plants that grow in trees without harming them. Outside there are many different varieties of cycads and palms as well as a "children's garden" that showcases mangroves, banyon, and another very interesting...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

These botanical gardens are another must see when visiting sarasota. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and the indoor exhibit of orchids, etc. Is spectacular.

Thank caryn k
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bunch of pretty flowers on a big pretty piece of property from back in the day. There really isnt that much going on here beside taking a walk and looking at pretty colors. There are cold water fountains and a few areas with air...More

Thank peter wyatt m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chaperoned a field trip for my teenage son's class to Selby Gardens last year. The park is beautiful, but my son couldn't care less about the park's beauty. He was instantly bored by all the fauna and flora. This place might be a good...More

Thank Pauline L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've enjoyed Selby Gardens since moving to the sun coast - and love every visit - as do the frequent visitors we bring here. And the upcoming Orchid Show is a must see as well!

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens hosted a gathering for folks to view the eclipse. There were knowledgeable folks to explain to kids and adults alike and stations set up to view the eclipse safely. We were able to get pictures and share viewing glasses. Great job organizing this...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shelby gardens is worth a visit when you are in Sarasota, firstly the hot house with the orchids is really lovely. Walking in the gardens is so beautiful and so diversified with different types of bamboo and plants and flowers which originated in different countries.,...More

Thank ArleneSarasota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Besides the lovely flora, there are quite a few opportunities for education. Classes are available and very informative. I like the fact too that while walking through, there are places to rest. Too many places have no places to sit and relax. There are also...More

Thank kc64552016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has the most fabulous collection of orchids that I have ever seen, and I make a habit of seeing orchid exhibits wherever I go. There are some exquisite and large specimens that I have not seen elsewhere. They recently had an...More

Thank Micklav4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been enjoying Selby Gardens for over 30 years. The greenhouse displays, the outdoor gardens, the sculpture that enhances both, the koi pond, and the views over Sarasota Bay--we must have hundreds of pictures. Over the years, the grounds, greenhouses, and...More

Thank mgetch
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29 April 2017|
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Response from D_317_B | Reviewed this property |
Active duty only
30 March 2017|
Response from Aprilr88 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure, but if he/she is a therapy dog I would that by law they are allowed. The botanical gardens are all outside so I would think that it would be ok, but I would contact the management just in case.
1 March 2017|
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Response from SelbyGardens | Property representative |
Everyone reacts differently, but at this time we are not experiencing negative effects from Red Tide. You can always check the latest conditions report online through Mote.