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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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A sprawling botanical garden.
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a wonderful day!!!! Michael loves plans. I do too. They could not be more precious. Also the day was gorgeous, and the temperature very nice. At the entrance they told us, how lucky we were. They had today also live music. WOW!!!! Thanks Selby...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friends and I spent a week in Sarasota for a girls trip. We thouroghly enjoyed the time we spent at the Marie Selby Gardens. From the Banyon and Bamboo Trees to the special Orchid displays, it was definately worth a stop.

Thank KellyB4322
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely place, the people are really nice who do the tours. Please do not change the parking lot. It is perfect ! A concrete high rise parking lot would ruin this perfect place.

Thank sandi l
Reviewed 6 days ago

Will definitely be going back and will become a member this time. The orchids are a 'must see to believe' experience.

Thank blukaren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 4 went for a visit. The gardens are beautiful. Amazing plants and flowers and cute little lizards all over. The childrens area is also very well done. I would recommend.

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent about 4 hours here, beautiful flowers and displays. Displays are changed on a regular basis, so you can always go back. Don’t miss the house, very interesting. Cafe is also good for a quick lunch and rest for a few minutes.

Thank kms128
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A special botanical world to take visitors who come to area. Unique to Sarasota. So many varieties of flowers and plants in tropical climate zone

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great waking path thru gardens with a variety of trees , flowers and fountains . The location fronts Sarasota bay , it's beautiful. A must see when in south west Florida

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds. I have bought a family membership and I've been here many times never disappointed

1  Thank Bino R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens of plants native to Florida. Go check it out! Great place to visit and learn about what grows well on the west coast of Florida. Maybe you’ll see an elusive Mangrove crab!

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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!