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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 15-acre oasis on the shores of Sarasota Bay, just across from Siesta Key. There is something for everyone here, including the only outdoor, elevated Children’s Rainforest Garden in North America. Café on site serves soft drinks, beer, wine, local coffee and tea, sandwiches, snacks and homemade desserts. Tropical Conservatory features rotating display of exotic blooming orchids while the Museum of Botany & Art showcases ever-changing botanical art and photography exhibits. Gifts, plants and books are available for sale in the Garden Shop. Group rates available. Allow two hours viewing time. Hours 10 am to 5 pm, daily.

  • Amenities:
  • Bus Parking, Concessions, Covered Pavilion
  • Average Visit Time:
  • 1 - 2 hours,
  • Disabled Traveler Information:
  • ADA Compliant, Disability Accessible, Handicapped Parking


Garden Music Series

Now - May 08, 2016
For six weeks, the Great Lawn at Selby Gardens is set for Sunday performances by local, national and international musical performers. Performers include The Miami Jazz Project; Seth Walker; O Som Do Jazz; M&M Latin Jazz Ensemble; Chuchito Valdes; and the Lauren Mitchell Band.

Mother's Day at Selby Gardens

May 08, 2016
Mothers are treated to a beautiful bayside brunch at Selby Gardens with the entire family. 4 seatings are offered: 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Catering provided by Michael’s On East, exclusive food provider for Selby Gardens.

Selby's Splashing Saturdays

June 11, 2016 - July 16, 2016
Join the fun at Selby Gardens with water activities, water slides and games. Enjoy the cool shade and bay breezes under the banyans and around the lagoon and the waterfall of the Ann Goldstein Children's Garden.

All American BBQ

July 04, 2016
Celebrating a fantastic 4th of July is a tradition at Selby Gardens, and this year we have another exceptional event planned! Join us for delicious food prepared by four premier BBQ vendors, custom crafted cocktails, live music by the Lauren Mitchell Band, and the amazing fireworks show over Sarasota Bay. (Food and drink are available for purchase). Tickets: $30 Members, $35 Non-members, Children FREE!

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