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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 botanists dream, but still pleasant for the average folk

We went here in an April morning. A very nice walk- hear a talk if you can-great orchids, bamboo... read more

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2010worldtraveller33
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Toronto, Canada
Beautiful and Serene!

Absolutely Lovely! Such a joy to walk through these gardens. You can go at your own pace, there... read more

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michellelcsw
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French Lick, Indiana
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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 today

We went here in an April morning. A very nice walk- hear a talk if you can-great orchids, bamboo, etc coupled with beautiful views of the bay.

Thank 2010worldtraveller33
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Reviewed today

Absolutely Lovely! Such a joy to walk through these gardens. You can go at your own pace, there are plenty of seating options to allow you to take it all in. The view to the ocean and boats are wonderful. The children's section was enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here with the wife. I forget the charge but it’s listed on their website. Self tour at your pace. Various plants and trees not native to Florida. Have refreshments available.

Thank William S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I had a lovely visit to this Botanical Gardens. We were luck to catch the Andy Warhol display. The flowers and greenery were unbelievable. Lot's of benches to sit and relax between walks through the gardens.

Thank sholshky
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent the day here on a recent vacation to Siesta Key, FL. Gardens were amazing... Added bonus was the Warhol exhibit.

Thank Matt_UKTX
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

And magnificent trees and orchids. Definitely not to miss. Indoor orchid collection and outdoor paths through various types of plants. Also an art museum which we did not make it to.

Thank ABGoldblatt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Selby Gardens are as fascinating as they are beautiful. The special exhibits demonstrate great care and are invariably interesting. The grounds are wonderful. The volunteer staff is exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank Panajody
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very peaceful and beautiful walking around the gardens. There were excellent photo opportunities with our family.

Thank Takemeaway9860
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Selby Gardens holds a special place in our hearts. It’s not only a place we visit when we’re in Sarasota, but also the place we got married. The grounds are absolutely spectacular and well-maintained with love. Plus, the Warhol exhibit this year is captivating and...More

Thank magglerox
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife who is a nature lover and artist was very happy with the place. I enjoyed it myself and of course happy wife, happy life ;-). The pricing was a bit steep for two for everything at $50 and it went to a good...More

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Jeff L
5 April 2018|
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Response from telade | Reviewed this property |
At least 1 1/2 hours depending on how busy it is and time of day. This time of year should be a little easier since many “snowbirds” have flown away
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