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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Lovely orchid show

we were there for the annual orchid show and it was quite fantastic! lovely orchids of every type... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bloomington, Indiana
Botanical garden plus

A family destination with occasional live music by local artists, food, a tea house, and a research... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stefano B
Sarasota, Florida
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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Reviewed yesterday

we were there for the annual orchid show and it was quite fantastic! lovely orchids of every type and form. there were knowledgeable guides and attendants who helped with questions. over-all the gardens were lovely and well kept. very nice afternoon activity.

Thank jferg61
Reviewed 2 days ago

A family destination with occasional live music by local artists, food, a tea house, and a research facility dedicated to epiphytes, especially orchids and bromeliads. The Gardens are a living museum on Sarasota Bay and are the former residence of Marie Selby. We have been...More

Thank Stefano B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens very exceedingly beautiful with so many different settings and decorations. There was a room where the kids could play with toy bugs and dress up in butterfly and moth wings and learn a little about the beauty that was surrounding them. We strolled...More

Thank angelface32818
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a perfect place to spend a few hours exploring the plantings. Spend some time in the orchard house and bring your camera. The children's area was a great deal of fun, especially since we got there before the kids. It was worth the $20...More

Thank Sacnussem
Reviewed 1 week ago

I strolled the grounds at Selby Gardens and found beautiful flowers, plants and views. I enjoyed learning about each! A wonderful place to visit, and bring the kids- there is a children's rain forest! Oh Yes...I forgot! I even hugged a tree! Too cool!

Thank oinkye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend a couple of hours. Large variety of plants and gardens, fun space for the kids, friendly staff

Thank Eric72000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beauty of Sarasota unfolds.walking through the pathways offers you a delightful slice of palms to views of bay.orchids to koi ponds. History rings through. Gotta go!

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great garden suitable for people with limited mobility. They have wonderful specialty exhibits and is a premium wedding venue. I like to go there and enjoy a light lunch at the tea house.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been past this place 50 times and have never gone. I should have gone a long time ago. What a beautiful setting and gardens. I've been to other gardens and with this being on the water and having natural Florida gardens is great too....More

Thank babswFl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice day for the adults, but the children got bored fast. They liked the tree house, and swinging bridges. After climbing the painted frogs, they were ready to leave. More kid' activities would be nice.

Thank B E
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from uniongirlVenice | Reviewed this property |
Some areas yes, others no. But for the most part of the Gardens....yes. I’d suggest you call them directly also. Enjoy!
June 27, 2018|
Response from uniongirlVenice | Reviewed this property |
The view is great for the 4th, everyone can attend. It’s hot, so dress accordingly and a good bug repellent is probably a good idea. Check the local weather too. Enjoy!