Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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  • Address: 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States, 34236
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9413665731
  • Fax: +1-9413669807
  • Ticket Price: 19 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Nature, Landmarks, Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens - Review

This garden is said to be one of the largest gardens in the continent that mostly is based on the purpose of research of epiphytes especially orchids and bromeliads. It is also said that the thousands of bromeliad varieties here make it the largest collection of the flowers in the whole world.

Apart from orchids and bromeliads there are many other varieties of herbs and blooms in this beautiful area such as banyans, bamboo, live oaks, palms, mangroves, succulents, wildflower, cycads and many others. There is also a cute little pond in here around which you will find many ducks and swans most of the year.

The gardens in the heart of the city is again further divided into quite a few parts such as:

  • Bromeliad Identification Centre- This is where you will find information about the largest collection of this rare flower in the world.
  • The Herbarium consists of thousands of varieties of medicinal, tropical and neo tropical plants.
  • The Christy Payne House- It is the garden gallery where you will find a fantastic display of photographs of the flora here.
  • The Research Library has a wide range of books and journals based on plants and herbs and also the journals of the research work done here.
  • The Spirit Collection is the world’s second largest such collection of fluids and juices extracted from the sweet flowers.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Ticket Prices

  • Children (4-11 yrs) $6; Members have free entry; Members’ guests $5.

How To reach Marie Selby Botanical Gardens by Public Transport

  • The nearest airport is Bradenton Airport.

Restaurants Near Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

  • Fresh Start Cafe
  • Owen’s Fish Camp
  • Mozzarella Fella
  • Burn’s Court Cafe
  • Matto Matto Italian Cafe

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  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Address: 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States, 34236
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Contact Number: +1-9413665731
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Price: 19 USD
  • Best time to visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: 03:00 Hrs
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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Reviews

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  • Perhaps my favorite botanical garden I've visited in a city. My parents just moved to the area and my mom got a membership right away. The views and gardens are just stunning. It's a very diverse mix of topography and plants, with an indoor greenhouse filled with orchids, a native Florida section, a desert succulent garden, and a small edible garden. There are benches facing the bay and it's a great spot to sit and catch the breeze. We loved learning about Marie Selby and her husband. The banyan trees here are also just magical. Picturesque views everywhere you turn! I will definitely be back the next time I visit Sarasota!

  • This place is amazingly beautiful write on Sarasota Bay! If you like history it's a great place to go as the house and outbuildings are super old and totally restored. Great place to go and relax and enjoy the water. The kids play area is phenomenal and very educational. The only part that is not handicap accessible is all of the kids play area but there is an elevator at a wheelchair user can ride to the top and look out. I think they have every kind of orchid known to man!

  • The most beautiful garden! I loved the children’s garden the most—definitely recommend checking it out even if you don’t have kids. The gift shop is very cute and you can shop for plants even without paying for admission to the garden. They have GREAT student discounts! College students, check it out!

  • Our family absolutely loves Selby! We have a membership (great deal for locals) and we go about once a month! There are always new and beautiful things to see and every time you go there are different flowers in bloom. The new banquet facilities are beautiful end it is a wonderful place for weddings and special events. “Lights in bloom” during the holidays is a not to miss event in Sarasota. it’s a great place to go for a walk, and sit and enjoy the baby. There are beautiful Views of the bridge and the bayfront.

  • This is a wonderful Botanical Garden with many areas that are themed. Has a wonderful walk around path and a large Pavilion with stained glass windows around the top overlooking the ocean that is perfect for weddings and other such events. There is a house with a museum type exhibit that changes periodically. There are always people there to answer your questions. It's a wonderful place to walk around and see the amazing plant and all the birds that come in to enjoy the area. Selby Gardens is Bayside so you have wonderful water views as well. The entrance admission is reasonable and it's a wonderful place for a day for family friends and out-of-town visitors

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