Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States

Phone: +1-9413665731

Ticket Price: 19 USD

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota

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, Sarasota Reviews - Write a Review

  • 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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  • I came here with my family while on vacation from St Louis. It was a great break from the beach for the day. The Marie Selby Botanical Garden accepts reciprocal memberships, so my husband and I got in for free with our Missouri Botanical Garden membership (which is awesome). The garden itself is a nice easy walk that you can get through at a leisurely pace. The path around the garden is fairly well manicured so it would even be good for people who have a hard time with uneven surfaces. If you have an afternoon to kill, considering checking out some of the cool plants at the botanical garden!

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  • A little smaller than most botanical gardens I have been to, but so beautiful. Everything is always maintained and is the best of the best. , Gardens are always taken care of, staff and volunteers have always been friendly, bathrooms are always clean, cafe food is great, i cannot complain about anything here. The year passes are affordable, and there is always something going on. Music, kids events, yoga, etc. If you enjoy botanical gardens, definitely go.

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  • A most relaxing place to visit. Beautiful views, information abounds and a chance to see old Florida greenery and gardens. The trees are awe inspiring. Handicap accessible. 2 to 3 hours to really see everything and kid friendly too.

  • Of you need somewhere to go and get some fresh air, and enjoy what nature has to offer, this is the perfect place for you. From the beautiful flowers, the fun playground for the kids, and the fresh food from the deli, this is an experience you would not want to pass up... Would definitely visit again

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