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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Garden and Botanical Garden
Sarasota
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  • Ariane H.
    "Also, check out the memory bricks in the butterfly garden."(2 Tips)
    Bethany C.
    "... and don't forget the mosquito repellant!"(2 Tips)
    John c.
    "Impressive shopping as well, with the tea house and the plants area."(5 Tips)
    Kim D.
    "Beautiful gardens, bay view, orchids, concerts and special events"(2 Tips)
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  • Kimba D.
    Kimba DbluJanuary 11, 2014
    Volunteers that work here are so delightful. Very helpful & informative. Ladies at the mansion took the time to personally show us around. Beautiful. Best way to spend my 36th birthday. Going back!
  • Lia L.
    Lia LarsenFebruary 8, 2015
    One of my favorite weddings venues in the Bay Area, gardens are gorgeous, right on the water, art on display in the museum and cafe as well
  • Bethany C.
    Bethany CulpMarch 26, 2013
    The koi pond at Marie Selby gardens is spectacular. The gardens are quiet and relaxing. Be sure to check out the tea shop, and don't forget the mosquito repellant!
  • Ariane H.
    Ariane HMay 15, 2014
    Beautiful! We attended a wedding here, very scenic. And I like how Selby pays homage to different cultures. Also, check out the memory bricks in the butterfly garden.
  • Cori K.
    Cori KunbergerSeptember 7, 2014
    Stop by the welcome center to see if the Koi fish have been fed! If they haven't, you can feed them.
  • Nicole J.
    Nicole JohnsonMarch 17, 2015
    Such a beautiful place, definitely worth a visit! If you're local, it pays to get a membership. Don't miss the lights around Christmas time. :-)
  • Kim D.
    Kim DavisAugust 6, 2016
    Gorgeous gardens. Fabulous concert series. Great for special events, and holidays such as Mother's Day and Fourth of July
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DerryDecember 29, 2011
    If you still have a student ID, this would be the time to use it. You'll save bookoo $ on your admission. The gardens are well worth a visit, but a bit pricey without the discount.
  • Tricia F.
    Tricia FosterSeptember 18, 2010
    Selby Garden remains one of Sarasota's Gems....it is transformational walking through the gardens...beautiful backdrop for photo shoots (I had my 40th Bday there and had all of the lawfirm's corporate
  • Christopher N.
    Christopher NasonJuly 8, 2016
    Beautiful two to three hour adventure. Very relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Bring bug repellant! Don't forget to hug the hugging tree.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RussoMay 21, 2012
    One of the most gorgeous natural places I've ever seen. Love their butterfly garden. Word to the wise...wear mosquito repelant!!!
  • Landon F.
    Landon FraleyMay 13, 2013
    Be sure to check out the mangroves. A beautiful park that I hope to visit again.
  • John c.
    John comitoJuly 23, 2010
    Go see the epiphyte room! Wow! What a great, healthy collection they have. Impressive shopping as well, with the tea house and the plants area.
  • Kim D.
    Kim DavisAugust 6, 2016
    Beautiful gardens, bay view, orchids, concerts and special events
  • IS K.
    IS KLEDecember 21, 2014
    The holiday light show at night is pretty awesome. 3d glasses a nice touch but not really needed.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PalermoDecember 28, 2012
    I had an amazing time! Serene and Beautiful, and with it all lit up at night... Ahhhh
  • Jesse S.
    Jesse SundayNovember 26, 2011
    Don't forget to buy fish food at the front desk - the Koi are like piranhas! :)
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CMarch 6, 2014
    Beautiful place to go to if you're in the Sarasota area.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DurankoNovember 8, 2010
    Try the Selby Select Tea in either the cafe or the tea tasting room
  • Eric C.
    Eric CrockettFebruary 23, 2015
    Got to take a walk through the tree house:-)
  • Linda S.
    Linda SakadalesJuly 19, 2011
    Love this place! A great place for a Wedding. Nature is Beautiful!!
  • Diana L.
    Diana LynnMay 15, 2016
    They no longer honor reciprocal memberships from Sunken Gardens. We will not be returning
  • Tessa N.
    Tessa NewmanAugust 19, 2013
    Bring a picnic lunch for a great day exploring!
  • Traci D.
    Traci DalrympleJuly 19, 2011
    Beautiful place! Spent the morning there with my mom a couple days ago.
  • Kerry H.
    Kerry HalkJuly 3, 2012
    Got married may 20 2012 lynn at the front desk is lovely
  • Claudine D.
    Claudine DubilDecember 14, 2013
    What am amazing place! Happy Birthday Alice!
  • Heather C.
    Heather CarpenterAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The kids area is full Of fun crafts & activities
  • Damon P.
    Damon PowersJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A must see in Sarasota
  • teeah
    teeahJuly 17, 2011
    Look for chocolate tree in display room!
  • Sativa V.
    Sativa VerteOctober 1, 2011
    Watch out! Don't step on the little lizards!
  • Nathan C.
    Nathan ChaseJune 18, 2010
    Try the complimentary teas!
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CrabtreeSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful bayfront
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaSeptember 15, 2013
    This place is snobby. I'm not coming back.
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