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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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My Happy Place

Nestled on Sarasota Bay is this beautiful retreat into well maintained and lovely gardens. The... read more

Reviewed today
nadine695
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Venice, Florida
Beautiful Garden

For the Nature lovers, these Garden is really nice in a perfect location. It has a great variety of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ricardo35
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Lehi, Utah
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A sprawling botanical garden.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sarasota bay” (270 reviews)
“koi pond” (111 reviews)
“tropical plants” (85 reviews)
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
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+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed today

Nestled on Sarasota Bay is this beautiful retreat into well maintained and lovely gardens. The staff is very well informed and happy to share their knowledge. The variety of plants is incredible and beautiful. Marie Selby Garden's important contribution is their dedication to the study...More

Thank nadine695
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Reviewed yesterday

For the Nature lovers, these Garden is really nice in a perfect location. It has a great variety of Tropical plants especially orchids. A must see attraction at Sarasota.

Thank Ricardo35
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one amazing place for anyone who loves plants. A living museum of epiphytes and more plants native to Florida and elsewhere. Allow 2- 3 hours for a full appreciation. Bring your camera. Every corner brings a new "ah-ha" moment.

Thank Tim S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Highly recommend for those that seek out nature and beauty. The Real Feel temp was 100 degrees on the day we visited but under the shady canopy of the majestic trees at the gardens we were quite comfortable. Lots of opportunities to photograph or sit...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I highly recommend anyone visiting Sarasota to skip the beach one day and see the true beauty of Sarasota at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Feel blessed everyday that I have a place like Selby to visit

Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed yesterday

We have been there many times with my elderly parents, my daughter , granddaughter and all had a great time. The flower arranging class is something i can recommend highly - taking friends this year!!

Thank Diane O
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Reviewed yesterday

What a peaceful experience walking through these beautiful gardens along the bay. Many unique plantings and wonderful displays of orchids. You can buy an orchid to take home too!

Thank LWRFL
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve lived here for years and have only been in the gardens a few times. What amazes me is how much the Gardenia changes each time I visit! It’s gorgeous! It’s a must do in the morning because it gets so hot outside that it...More

Thank Chattycathy642
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a lovely walk through the Gardens, found it really nice even on a VERY warm June day. We were able to cover most of the grounds (and weren't hurrying) in a little over 2 1/2 hours, although easily could have spent even more...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I visit very often and are amazed at the changes that are made to the flowering displays in the Conservatory. Just gorgeous. A place to come to unwind and find your center. One of my favorite places in Sarasota.

Thank Jack C
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Jeff L
5 April 2018|
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Response from telade | Reviewed this property |
At least 1 1/2 hours depending on how busy it is and time of day. This time of year should be a little easier since many “snowbirds” have flown away
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