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

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Illumination

December 08, 2016
Bromeliad tree lighting and Associates’ holiday fundraiser, orchids on display and for sale.
http://www,selby.org
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Lights In Bloom

December 16, 2016 - December 30, 2016
Join the fun during this annual Florida holiday tradition, Dec. 16-23, 26-30. Sip on hot chocolate while strolling through a million botanically-themed holiday lights as Selby Gardens is transformed into a nighttime tropical wonderland! Kids and kids-at-heart can harken back simpler times with the vintage-style wooden toys and games and other festive family-friendly activities. This annual event is a treasured memory maker that delights all ages – you won't want to miss the holiday magic that brings the Gardens to life! Visit http://selby.org for more. Tickets available online at selby.org or in-person at the Welcome Center
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New Year's Eve

December 31, 2016
Selby Gardens is proud to present Sarasota’s most sophisticated and diverse New Years Eve experience, with a private journey of holiday lights displays, a seated dinner, entertainment and fireworks.
http://www.selby.org
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Wine & Design

January 04, 2017
Blooms on a Budget: Join us and learn how to take your store-bought flower bunch from cheap to chic! Kristin Helmuth of Oh Darling Events will show you ways to vamp up that pre-made arrangement you see at every grocery store and keep your bloom budget on target.
http://www.selby.org
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Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica Opening Reception

January 07, 2017
Selby Gardens heralds the new year with the return of the ever-popular Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica. These artfully carved and painted balsa wood masks are living testimony of the resilience, passion for life, and collaborative spirit of the Brunca Artist Collective. The remarkable artists in this exhibit have spent over 30 years perfecting their talent, and their exuberant art speaks for itself. The show runs January 8-28, and as always, the masks will be for sale. However, this ticketed opening reception not only allows you a sneak peek, but also gives you the chance to be the first in line to select the ones you wish to buy. $25 for Gar ...Read More>> ens' Members, $35 for non-members Read Less
http://selby.org/events/event/rainforest-masks-costa-rica/
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Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica

January 08, 2017 - January 28, 2017
Selby Gardens heralds the new year with the return of the ever-popular Rainforest Masks of Costa Rica. These artfully carved and painted balsa wood masks are living testimony of the resilience, passion for life, and collaborative spirit of the Brunca Artist Collective. The remarkable artists in this exhibit have spent over 30 years perfecting their talent, and their exuberant art speaks for itself. The show runs January 8-28, and as always, the masks will be for sale.
http://www.selby.org
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Lunch in the Gardens Lecture Series

January 20, 2017
VERTICALLY INCLINED Co-chairs: Molly Schechter and Emily Walsh Vertically Inclined: When devoid of green space, (like downtown Sarasota condo living) how can your garden grow? Just grow up! Learn how vertical farming (using hydroponics) mirrors the epiphytic process of growing without soil. Dr. Ted Caplow, inventor of the Vertically Integrated Greenhouse and philanthropist, will entertain you with delight on why vertical farming is important for our future generations and how it can affect everything from food supply to your own personal paradise. For tickets visit www.selby.org.
http://www.selby.org
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Wine & Design

February 01, 2017
Principles of Design: Having trouble getting started with your floral arrangement? Don’t know how to start? What flowers to use? What vase to choose? This is the class for you! World renowned floral designer to the stars, Ian Prosser of Botanica in Tampa, will show you the industry tricks of the trade. Learn basic principles of floral design and creative arranging while our partners from Michael's on East keep the wine flowing.
http://www.selby.org
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The Orchid Ball: une soiree en fleurs

February 11, 2017
Unique cocktail reception, followed by a fabulous seated dinner, entertainment and dancing.
http://selby.org/orchidball/

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