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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Nice garden

I've been to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens several times. I enjoy the flowers (especially orchids... read more

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carmen k
So Pretty

Excellent experience. Take the walking tour, the staff is very knowledgeable. Plan on spending... read more

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

I've been to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens several times. I enjoy the flowers (especially orchids of different varieties). They have a very pretty zen area with small waterfall and fish as well as statues. Always a nice place to relax.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank carmen k
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent experience. Take the walking tour, the staff is very knowledgeable. Plan on spending about three hours walking around. Great photo ops.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RomanzaAmore
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

15 acres of the most bio diverse garden in the world. Epiphytes are their specialty featuring bromeliads, tilandsias, orchids, ferns and more. A mansion to boot. Traveling art shows come through once a year. Past shows include Chagall, Warhol and coming in Feb. 2019 Gauguin...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sandra34231
Reviewed 3 days ago

An enjoyable place to visit and see beautiful flowers and plants. Put this place on your list of places to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Al D
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was fun. I would probably not pay $25 to go back again. More for kids I felt. It is a beautiful property with beautiful orchids.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cathy333P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were surprised at the size of the property...it did not look very large from the street. It was a beautiful afternoon and the location on the bay made it so enjoyable. The bonsai area was very interesting and the orchids and ferns were fantastic....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChicksRUs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From the main street the size of the property was very deceiving, it was a huge property. There were so many beautiful flowers, plants and trees. I must have taken 75 pictures. There was great scenery around every corner. I would recommend this as a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well known in the world. A first class research facility and well presented for public visits. It gets better every year. Can be reserved for private parties

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank poodlena
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here with my husband, but we were really impressed by the great fun we saw the kids having in the Rain Forest playground. Marie Shelby had no children of her own, but her legacy Botanical Garden is filled with the squeals of delighted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 702erinf
Reviewed 6 days ago

The garden has many events concerts atrractions outside of normal park experiences and the sandwich shop has excellent sandwiches. The orchid garden sells rare hard to find flowers and plants you cant get anywhere else. The andy warhol exhibit was excellent as well as previous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Carlos G
8 December 2018|
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Response from Chicaree | Reviewed this property |
Already answered, have not visited at night.
10 July 2018|
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Response from uniongirlVenice | Reviewed this property |
Some areas yes, others no. But for the most part of the Gardens....yes. I’d suggest you call them directly also. Enjoy!
28 June 2018|
Response from uniongirlVenice | Reviewed this property |
The view is great for the 4th, everyone can attend. It’s hot, so dress accordingly and a good bug repellent is probably a good idea. Check the local weather too. Enjoy!