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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Explore the world's most spectacular display of rare orchids, bromeliads and tropical plants in this 9.5-acre oasis on the shores of Sarasota Bay. Gifts, plants and books at the Garden Shop and the Banyan Treasures store in the historic Selby House. Café on premises, poison dart frog exhibit, free-range butterfly garden and ever-changing botanical art and photography exhibits. Group rates for 20 or more. Allow two hours viewing time.

Amenities:
  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Concessions, Food/Beverage Service
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 1 - 2 hours,
  • Disabled Traveler Information:
  • ADA Compliant, Handicapped Parking, Wheelchair-friendly

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Colors of the Tropics Display

Now - November 07, 2014
The Tropical Conservatory at Selby Gardens is a lush rainforest habitat brimming with spectacular collections of rare and unusual plants in bloom on a daily basis…but twice a year, Selby unifies the conservatory with one tropical theme, changing the entire look & feel for a limited time. Join us October 17 thru November 7, for a special “must see” exhibition that will fill the conservatory with colorful explosions of exotic and fascinating botanicals. Visit www.selby.org for more information! FREE with regular admission to Selby Gardens
http://www.selby.org

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Sunsets at Selby

Now - October 23, 2014
Selby, the famed botanical garden on the bay is now one of Sarasota’s most romantic date destinations. With cocktails in hand, enjoy never ending tropical vistas and live music while the sun gracefully abandons the day. Bring a blanket and a basket of your favorite picnic treats or purchase tasty fare onsite. Learn more about these fun-filled evenings www.selby.org.
http://www.selby.org/events/sunsets-selby

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Preserving Eden Exhibit

November 20, 2014 - February 25, 2015
Experience the majestic beauty of Florida through the lens of Award-winning photographer Clyde Butcher, often tagged “the Ansel Adams of Florida”. A NEW body of work, specifically chosen for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will be on display and for sale November 20, 2014 – February 25, 2015. Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, November 20 from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Visit www.selby.org for special appearances by the artist. FREE w/regular admission into Selby Gardens
http://www.selby.org/events/preserving-eden-clyde-butcher%E2%80%99s-florida-photographs

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Wine, Dine & Pine

December 04, 2014 - December 05, 2014
Delight your senses with an evening of wine, music, delectable hors d'oeuvres, and tempting desserts provided by some of the best local eateries Sarasota has to offer. This fundraiser includes a silent auction for one of a kind luxury items, a chance drawing for more than $1,000 in dining gift certificates, and other fun ways to support the Gardens! Sponsorship and patron opportunities are available. Tickets available online November 1, 2014 - $60 per guest. Visit www.selby.org for more information!
http://www.selby.org/

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Lights In Bloom

December 19, 2014 - December 24, 2014
Join us for the annual Florida holiday tradition that brings the Gardens to life for 9 fun-filled nights! Sip on hot chocolate and munch on tasty treats while strolling through a million botanically-themed holiday lights as Selby Gardens is transformed into a nighttime tropical wonderland! A treasured memory maker that delights all ages. December 19-23, 26-29 6:00 pm—9:00 pm Tickets available online or in-person at the Welcome Center beginning December 1. Visit www.selby.org for more information!
http://www.selby.org/

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Lights In Bloom

December 26, 2014 - December 30, 2014
Join us for the annual Florida holiday tradition that brings the Gardens to life for 9 fun-filled nights! Sip on hot chocolate and munch on tasty treats while strolling through a million botanically-themed holiday lights as Selby Gardens is transformed into a nighttime tropical wonderland! A treasured memory maker that delights all ages. December 19-23, 26-29. Tickets available online or in-person at the Welcome Center beginning December 1. Visit www.selby.org for more information!
http://www.selby.org/

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