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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Day trip with my daughter

Beautiful spot! Very relaxing, next time we go we are taking books and enjoy the peace. Great... read more

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lulu2867
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Bradenton, Florida
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Orchids galore

A wonderful way to spend a morning! Do go in the morning because the afternoon sun can be brutal... read more

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Judy M
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A sprawling botanical garden.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sarasota bay” (270 reviews)
“koi pond” (111 reviews)
“tropical plants” (85 reviews)
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful spot! Very relaxing, next time we go we are taking books and enjoy the peace. Great staff (mostly volunteers). Shout out to John Oliva for being so helpful.

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Reviewed today via mobile

A wonderful way to spend a morning! Do go in the morning because the afternoon sun can be brutal. Your journey starts with beautiful orchids eat in a natural rain forest atmosphere. Exiting the orchids will take you to their beautiful bonsai collection.Then stroll down...More

Thank Judy M
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is one of the best experience I’ve ever had of any botanical garden I’ve visited. I would definitely be coming back here maybe in the winter when it’s a little cooler but it was still amazing time. I wish I came earlier to take...More

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Reviewed today

Love everything about Selby Gardens. Also love to go to their plant sales. It is not only beautiful but so relaxing -- you will love this place.

Thank Nancy A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nestled on Sarasota Bay is this beautiful retreat into well maintained and lovely gardens. The staff is very well informed and happy to share their knowledge. The variety of plants is incredible and beautiful. Marie Selby Garden's important contribution is their dedication to the study...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

For the Nature lovers, these Garden is really nice in a perfect location. It has a great variety of Tropical plants especially orchids. A must see attraction at Sarasota.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one amazing place for anyone who loves plants. A living museum of epiphytes and more plants native to Florida and elsewhere. Allow 2- 3 hours for a full appreciation. Bring your camera. Every corner brings a new "ah-ha" moment.

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend for those that seek out nature and beauty. The Real Feel temp was 100 degrees on the day we visited but under the shady canopy of the majestic trees at the gardens we were quite comfortable. Lots of opportunities to photograph or sit...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I highly recommend anyone visiting Sarasota to skip the beach one day and see the true beauty of Sarasota at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Feel blessed everyday that I have a place like Selby to visit

Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been there many times with my elderly parents, my daughter , granddaughter and all had a great time. The flower arranging class is something i can recommend highly - taking friends this year!!

Thank Diane O
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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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