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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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A sprawling botanical garden.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
811 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
+1 941-366-5731
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and grounds! So impressed with the variety of plants and epiphytes. We were able to use our membership for reciprocal entrance . The banyan trees were enormous! Children's play area very well planned out-so much fun! Little nooks everywhere for resting and just...More

1  Thank chigirl3
Reviewed 3 days ago

A little pricey, look for coupons, a great place to visit and stroll through. Wonderful collection of plants.

Thank Philster45
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you love plants, trees and serenity this is a great place to visit. Annual membership is reasonable. $90 when we joined. After that you are admitted and your guests pay $5. Small restaurant and gift shop. Amazing orchids!!!!

Thank HappyVenetian
Reviewed 4 days ago

Attractive & interesting gardens & greenhouse in a great location overlooking Sarasota Bay. Staff & volunteers were welcoming & helpful. The cost was excessive!

Thank ralph n
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting variety of plants. Enjoy going here for a change of scenery. Nice place to take pictures.

Thank ma12302013j
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a nice place to visit...the gardens are lovely and there is a lot to see. If you like orchids, this is the place to go! We spent a couple of hours walking through the gardens.

Thank Marlene K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome. Great tour by volunteer. Beautiful landscaping and greenhouse. Lots to see. Needs more labels on outside plants and ones in the greenhouse though. Very nice play area for younger kids. Expensive at $20 per adult, but worth it. Food available on site. Turns out...More

3  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this lush botanic gardens and conservatory. It costs $20 with no senior discount, there are lots of $1 off coupons around in tourist publications. There was plenty of free parking and all the employees and docents were friendly and super helpful. The cafe...More

Thank jronkowski
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are a great way to spend an afternoon in Sarasota. Beautifully set out, good walking paths, inside and outside. Christmas time is special when they deck it all out with lights. Go for it!

Thank kerbyh2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the Christmas lights and were awed by the beauty and all the different displays. The food offered was pretty good for an outside offering, and with a band performing, you can make an evening out of this event. Great for all ages.

Thank Sharon A
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17 December 2017|
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Response from drrcomd | Reviewed this property |
I honesty don’t know. They have a small restaurant that mainly served sandwiches. I haven’t seen people bringing their own food.
James S
16 November 2017|
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Response from Carol P | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I wouldn’t know. I was there in the fall.
29 April 2017|
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Response from D_317_B | Reviewed this property |
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