Marie Selby Botanical GardensCurrently Closed
- 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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91.52% of people who visit Sarasota include Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
61.29% of people start their Marie Selby Botanical Gardens visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Reviews
This place is so awesome that we became members. It blows the Ringling out of the water. There are butterflies everywhere and a beautiful collection of plants and trees. The cafe is nice and conveniently located. The restrooms are clean (and air conditioned!!) All of the staff is really friendly. Wear some comfy shoes and spend the day putzing around at your own pace, you’ll be glad you did.
A bit pricey, but we were there for about 3 hours. It was nice to see plants that are local and plants from all over the world! I lived in Honduras for 2 years, it was nice to see some plants that I lived near and grew myself. I was also in Africa and I enjoyed to see those plants. Then there were plants that I had never seen before! My wife and I had a great time. Lizards are everywhere. If you have never been to Florida, you will see little lizards everywhere.
I am a member of this particular outstanding asset to Sarasota. And to the world. I never was a garden Aficionado before but this place is just unique. Sweeping gorgeous views of the Sarasota Bay and Banyan trees and exotic Florida that are exquisitely maintained, a hot house that isn't too hot. words do not do this place Justice. You need to go everybody that I have ever brought, thanks me profusely at the end of our visit. They have a lovely Cafe that's not a rip-off, get the quiche! It's a garden setting inside or out and all of the staff are lovely everywhere
Loved this beautiful place! It's well worth the 20.00 I paid to see a exquisite orchid garden! There's lovely walkways, and a museum also. The Glorious butterflies are Every where in this garden! I will be coming back with my friends, and relatives when they visit. Thank you for the wonderful experience. 😊
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!