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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Sarasota Bayfront Kayaking with Optional Selby Garden Tour
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed yesterday

We take most out-of-town visitors to Selby Gardens. The location is spectacular on the Bay with views of downtown and the Ringling bridge. The new children's garden is fun and educational. The many exotic orchids and bromeliads are one of a kind, must see if...More

Thank LilliO_10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great orchids and other tropical plants, right on Sarasota Bay. All you need is an hour to see it all but it's a refreshing oasis.

Thank MBrooks76
Reviewed yesterday

We try to visit botanical gardens in our travels around the U.S. and Europe. This one did not disappoint! The collection of orchids is stunning and so beautifully displayed. There were varieties blooming that are not seen in many displays. The grounds are border on...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Marie Selby Gardens is a botanical fairyland. With a focus on orchids, the flowering plants are gorgeous! This was my first visit to Marie Selby Gardens - but DEFINITELY not my last. Enjoy!

Thank EttaKNY
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited Selby on several occasions. This time, we attended a production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream performed by the actors of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. The outdoor performance was amazing and a perfect location for this performance. Selby Gardens offers many...More

Thank brokendreamer
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was so impressed with the gardens that we purchased a year long membership (which is only the cost of visiting twice). The seasons change and they also bring in special exhibits, so lots to see during the year...plus discounts on special events. They have...More

Thank 349Alan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take a walk through the gardens. It's so awesome. Very Beautiful and relaxing. I will go back again and again.

Thank Joanne K
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful place. I would visit it every month if it were more user friendly. If there is parking for the disabled, I've never been able to find it. Parking is usually full, requiring a long walk from and back to car. There is no...More

Thank MadagascarJoan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful indoor orchid gardens along with well groomed botanical species worth an afternoon of your time in Sarasota. Beautiful view of the bay walking along the paths. Take time to stop and relax. Excellent places to take photos with family and friends posed . Nice...More

Thank Gene S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely gardens to wander and learn more about orchids and many varietals. Beautiful location on Sarasota Bay which has event space and does special Holiday gatherings such as 4 th of July fireworks, x mas lighting and this year a Chagall exhibit.

Thank _tsdifiore1
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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.