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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” (104 reviews)
“orchid house” (66 reviews)
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not really for children. Definitely for garden lovers. Beautiful and peaceful. Pleasant place to appreciate the local flora and the labor of love put into this distinct space.

Thank Kate Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This venue offers a wonderful collection of orchids, other flowering plants, cacti and succulents and other interesting displays in a beautiful setting with a great view of the city. The casual restaurant catered by Michael's on East serves excellent soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages, which...More

Thank FLDiner101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my in-laws in April. I've been to Sarasota every year for 6 years and never saw it before. We all really enjoyed ourselves. We saw a reptile presentation and alligator presentation. They have areas where you can feed the birds and flamingos...More

Thank Brigid W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit. It will fill all your senses and good for your well being. Plants, colors, Chagall, butterflies, views of the bay, mangroves, banyan tree what else can you ask for?! If you have kids they will have a great time too! People...More

Thank 4dventur30820
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a peaceful, relaxing oasis! The botanical gardens are meticulously cared for even in the scorching Florida heat! We visited on a very hot July day and were thankful for the shade trees throughout the gardens. The Chagall exhibits in the gardens, conservatory, and the...More

Thank Italy4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Selby Gardens is a "must visit" for anyone who comes to Sarasota ! A true botanical garden that caters to all tastes and ages. They have Many specimen palms and tropical plants from all over the world. If you are nearby in Spring, don't miss...More

Thank steveswede
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and well equipped accuarium, educational and informative. Easy to navigate and represent a. Lot of the local sea life. Great. For the young and adults. Expect to pay a fee for entering.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These gardens are beautiful sitting on the waters edge. We wandered around them for about 3 hours or so and thoroughly enjoyed our time. Free parking.

Thank PooleyNorthampton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are by far my favorite gardens in Florida. The greenhouse are a tropical rainforest of beautiful cascading plants. The grounds are bordered by Gulf of Mexico and contain many species native to Florida and beyond. The Shelby House features various exhibits throughout the year....More

Thank narrowfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to go. I just love the pond with koi fish. The flower are so lovely some I have never seen before.

Thank Kristina S
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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.
28 February 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.