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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful gardens

Gorgeous gardens a short walk along the waterfront from Downtown Sarasota. The museum was... read more

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RosepMelbourne
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Melbourne
Gorgeous

The park is very beautiful! We wandered the grounds and loved all the natural beauty! I... read more

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Sdguilf
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Chicago, Illinois
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A sprawling botanical garden.
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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Reviewed today

Gorgeous gardens a short walk along the waterfront from Downtown Sarasota. The museum was interesting but the highlight is definitely the gardens and the different species of plants. Highly recommend a visit to these beautiful gardens

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The park is very beautiful! We wandered the grounds and loved all the natural beauty! I especially loved the children’s area. It was fun to climb up the ramps and see things from a different perspective. The orchids were also impressive. They have so much...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sdguilf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The admission is too high for what they offer. The gardens are small and mediocre. One palm tree we were interested in and there was no sign to tell us what it was. Parking is a nightmare. We were directed into a parking lot that...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TeresaA56
Reviewed 4 days ago

This bayside botanical garden is a treat, especially if you enjoy all varieties of orchids. The gardens are lush, there's a great conservatory, and you can walk along the bay for some nice views of the cays. If you have kids, there's a good play...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank RBMjr
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are anywhere in the Sarasota FL area, this site is worth a visit. We spend some time near St. Petersburg each winter and are always looking for interesting excursions. The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a great choice for a pleasant morning/afternoon excursion....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank bgtSEOhio
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and we took the free tour from a volunteer that was so helpful. If your visiting Sarasota or live here put this on your list to see. Grounds are absolutely gorgeous - you find yourself just wanting to sit on one of their...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kwinggs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful,accessible and not to be missed.A sheer work of natural art. We thought price a little high but well worth it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NeliieMarie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Annually, The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens launches a Special Exhibit around the influence of a Famous Artist. This year it is Paul Gaugin's wood block prints. The small, curated exhibit is a very personal glimpse into the artists work in the Tropics. There is also...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sarasko
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful gardens in the heart of Sarasota Colorful and well designed Visitors will be delighted Parking can be a problem get there early

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were traveling from ft Meyers to Clearwater with some time on our hands and decided to drop in on these expansive gardens about half way. The gardens are mainly based on plants and vines which get there nutrition from other plants. Many totally unique...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Rinds1
24 February 2019|
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Response from 979nikkis | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know we went on a Tuesday I think it is busy every day
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askaghan
3 February 2019|
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Response from TallieB | Reviewed this property |
I did not get an advance ticket and didn't have a problem at all getting in. The parking can get a little tight across the street. I'd recommend getting there early. If there's an event or something, perhaps tickets ahead... More
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858allang
22 January 2019|
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Is there a restaurant there?
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