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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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

I love to explore Botanical Gardens whenever I visit someplace new. These charming gardens are an excellent way to spend a few hours exploring the Gulf Coast out of doors. It's not a huge place, but they give you a taste of everything from Tropical...More

Thank ToddBoston
Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful small garden, but the highlight is the conservatory. The orchids are spectacular and worth the trip. Currently there is an exhibit of 3 of Chagall's paintings for an extra fee. I came away with a new appreciation of his art.

Thank joycefromnaples
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband had heard about this garden from a friend so we added it to our vacation plans. The trip was a Mother's Day vacation including my mother and son. The garden far exceeded our expectations with every kind of flora. The tropical house was...More

Thank ksterkel
Reviewed 2 days ago

Everything about this place is wonderful! It is easy and convenient to get to. The parking is free with a few lots and plenty of spaces. We went for the Marc Chagal exhibit which was small but still wonderful and only $5. extra. The $20...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful garden right on water. They have a great orchid display as well as many interesting mini-gardens around the property. They also have a very good café for a bite of lunch or snack.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 3 days ago

While i accept there are some stunning sites in places. The Greenhouse on entry. Views from benches across bay. The Banyan rain forest. But some areas were not so good the main lawn was in need of a cut and some areas further down bay...More

Thank 4GG60
Reviewed 3 days ago

Selby Gardens is as beautiful as it gets! The gardens are an exceptional visit and well worth it. The current Marc Chagall "exhibit" is a bit light with only three works being shown. That said, two items are never before seen private works but to...More

Thank mbicking2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful spot! The gardens are absolutely breathtaking. It's a great spot for children! They have an indoor Kid's Zone with all different types of activities (books, arts and crafts, puzzles, blocks, etc) and an amazing playground area. Although a little on the pricy...More

Thank alishac28
Reviewed 5 days ago

My mom and I visited Selby Gardens on Mother's Day and we had a wonderful time. The grounds are beautiful and there was a nice breeze coming across the bay. I loved the Chagal exhibit, particularly the portion with the stained glass windows in the...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were hesitant to come because someone else I knew went and said it was boring. They were so WRONG! A peaceful gorgeous garden! We have never seen anything like it. The trees, flowers, plants and bushes. Plus the view of Sarasota bay. Wow. If...More

Thank kristin l
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Is there Military Discount?
29 April 2017|
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Response from D_317_B | Reviewed this property |
Active duty only
Are dogs allowed? We have a support dog.
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.
I would love to bring guests, but am concerned about respiratory reactions to red tide as a result of being on the water!
1 March 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.