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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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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very beautiful and peaceful place to spend your time. Most varied garden in the Sarasota area. Must see.

Thank lfc1202
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We took our 6-year old grandson and he loved it! Of course, he was not interested in all the flowers, but he loved the unusual trees, the cacti, and the children's play area. A bit expensive but we had a great time!

Thank Paulette B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went to Selby Gardens to specifically photograph the orchids. They have the most beautiful orchids on display when they are in bloom. This was my first visit but definitely won't be my last.

Thank tlcodd
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Awesome beauty at Marie Selby Gardens. The grounds are amazing and create a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of daily work life. The concerts are relaxing and the beer is cold so take some time to enjoy life and visit Marie Selby...More

Thank matthewswinters
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Selby Gardens is a 15-acre walk through jungles, around orchid-filled greenhouses, over bridges, past two waterfalls, beside a Koi pond, a mangrove swamp, and one of the best views of the city - lovely Sarasota Bay. Hear the halyards clang on the moored sailboats and...More

Thank FluteyMichigan
Reviewed 13 February 2017

They now have a nice kids area and it's got great picnic spots to relax the afternoon away with an ocean breeze helping to make it more worth the price of admission. Even so we only visit with our reciprocal months free from memberships to...More

Thank Charlene Y
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We went to see the special Chagall exhibit and fell in love with the gardens. The conservatory is wonderful with all kinds of orchids and air plants. The grounds are beautiful even in February. This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy the view...More

Thank Llamma2
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Came when they had Christmas lights everywhere. Breath taking! Even without holiday lights, it is a beautiful park. You must see at least once. Good for everyone.

Thank pirateidaho
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

To see Selby at night, during the holidays, is just wondrous. You can sip a drink while you stroll the paths, tastefully and artistically lighted and decorated just so. Good phot ops too-- maybe your next holiday card? Highly recommended.

Thank survivormom2010
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a beautiful flowering large estate on the Sarasota Bay front. Goes to the water's edge and faces west. There are over two dozen small gardens for weddings of various sizes. A early evening wedding is perfect for a sunset view for the audience...More

Thank NetImpact
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16 December 2017|
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Response from drrcomd | Reviewed this property |
I honesty don’t know. They have a small restaurant that mainly served sandwiches. I haven’t seen people bringing their own food.
James S
16 November 2017|
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Response from Carol P | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I wouldn’t know. I was there in the fall.
29 April 2017|
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Response from D_317_B | Reviewed this property |
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