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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Address: 811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
Phone Number: +1 941-366-5731
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A sprawling botanical garden.

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The home of Marie Selby has been turned into an art display while the gardens are landscaped with beautiful common plants as well as rare and exotic plants. A few years ago the... read more

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Sarasota, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The home of Marie Selby has been turned into an art display while the gardens are landscaped with beautiful common plants as well as rare and exotic plants. A few years ago the Century Plant bloomed. Holiday decorations are in display at Christmas time. Classes and events are held on the property as well as weddings. Of course you will... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

such an amazing day just so restful seeing how beautiful the gardens are sitting watching the birds and the fish jumping out of the water.

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Brooksville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited while on a week long stay with family and we just loved the variety of flora. The grounds are beautiful and peaceful and this is a must see for anyone coming to the area. The volunteers/staff are also friendly and knowledgeable. It was a calming and peaceful retreat in an otherwise busy world.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great walk through garden, several acres with indoor and outdoor exhibits, a very wide selection of plants.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow - what a great place to visit. The greenhouse was amazing; all plants were beautifully maintained.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have beautiful orchid and bonsai collections. The grounds are impeccable. And there is a beautiful view across the bay to downtown Sarasota.

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Thank SRQLiving
SelbyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Sarasota, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even if you're not really into flowers, etc. (like me), this is a beautiful place to visit. The property is large, well kept and a lot of things are marked with names and origins (i.e. Bird of Paradise, Australia). It has a wide assortment of flowers and trees, with a lot of educational info. for people like me. Bonus -... More 

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SelbyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Redding, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guided tour was informative. The ground are absolutely gorgeous, so many different types of plants and trees. The orchid house was amazing so many different ones.

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SelbyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mother to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens for her birthday weekend and she loved it! I thought it was going to be another small and quite boring stroll through some flowers, but I was completely wrong. The gardens have something for everyone, and you can appreciate the thought that was put into the different exhibits. They have... More 

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SelbyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming. We are glad both you and your mother enjoyed your visit! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see gardeners delight. The plants and flowers are magnificently cared for and the grounds are beautiful. Christmas time is such a wonderful time to visit as well; all the lights add an extra special magical touch.

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SelbyGardens, Public Relations Manager at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming and we hope you will visit Lights in Bloom again this year. More 

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