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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Parking a problem--no shuttle

Sarasota is a city where most residents are over 65. Selby Gardens is a beautiful and very popular... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marilyn S

Much bigger than it looks from the street, I had a very pleasant afternoon wandering the many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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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 2 days ago

Sarasota is a city where most residents are over 65. Selby Gardens is a beautiful and very popular attraction for residents and tourists. I've been a member for years. However, lack of parking is a big problem during the winter season, and there is no...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Much bigger than it looks from the street, I had a very pleasant afternoon wandering the many trails. Many breathtaking vistas of the bay and Sarasota skyline. The Gardens were getting ready for the Andy Warhol exhibit, which sounds fantastic. The treehouse area was very...More

Thank lheadley
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located on picturesque Sarasota Bay south of downtown. Admission fee $25 per person. From the Welcome Center, you pass into the Bromeliad Garden where the flowers are magnificent! But that is the end of the great flowers. From there, you walk outside on trails through...More

1  Thank kidneymd
Reviewed 3 days ago

The gardens on located on the bay which afforded a beautiful setting. Many benches set throughout the gardens where you can sit and take all the beauty in. The first moment you walk into the conservatory you are hit with a WOW factor. Simply beautiful...More

Thank Beth S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful small property edging downtown with gorgeous water views, we revisited Selby for the first time in a few years. Everything is looking lush and excellently tended and we particularly liked the very larger old banyan and Jack pine trees. A huge bonus this year...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking orchids, bromelaids and gorgeous outdoor gardens! We were there at the start of the Andy Warhol exhibit, although we weren't there expressly to see that. We did a walking tour of biblical plants located in the gardens.

Thank swerdmama
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens in the setting on the bay. It’s worth coming just to stroll but a great place to learn about plants. It is a world renowned center for epiphytes, plants that do not grow in the ground but anchor on another plant.

1  Thank cararro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday during the Andy Warhol exhibit early in the day, before it got too crowded. Beautiful location on the water with gorgeous plants and flowers of course. Easy walking paths and lots of benches to stop and sit down to enjoy the...More

Thank Laststop2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Warhol opened today and is worth seeing. Themes carried throughout in vegetation. Immaculate grounds. Helpful staff. A definite must see. Banyan trees my favorite.

Thank DickandRobin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Selby is one of THE prettiest places on the planet. With it bayfrony setting, lovely gardens and green house, it's simply lovel. You will love it!

Thank CarCrazyMarc
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Tom T
17 February 2018|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
We we're just there and saw no evidence of freeze damage. However the Lion's share of Selby's blooms are displayed in their conservatory
17 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.