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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:
  • 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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Selby's Secret Garden

Now - November 27, 2016
For 12 weeks beginning in late August, the Payne Mansion’s Museum of Botany & the Arts will showcase the rare books and prints that are part of our library’s collection. The detail in the botanical imagery from works as old as the 18th century is stunning. The artistic display will be accompanied by another living plant display in the Conservatory, beginning in mid-October.
http://selby.org/
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Wine & Design

October 05, 2016
Come sip and learn to style flowers in amazing arrangements at these monthly nighttime celebrations. Includes food, refreshments, and all guests go home with an artfully-designed floral arrangement.
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Garden Music Series

October 09, 2016 - November 13, 2016
For six weeks, the Great Lawn is set for Sunday performances by local, national and international musical performers. October 9: La Lucha creates music that transcend genres and classifications through a diverse mixture of Jazz, Latin inspired rhythms and original compositions. October 16: Perlman Music Program brings the world’s most talented young classical musicians to provide an exceptional classical music experience, from soloists to quartets. October 23: SoulRcoaster covers a diverse array of genres. From Etta to Gaga, classic rock to Motown, jazz, ballads, disco and even a little country. October 30: Gamble Creek Band provides n ...Read More>> n-stop, toe-tapping fun with their premier country music covers. November 6: Big Night Out is one of southwest Florida’s most popular dance bands, dazzling crowds with rockin’ horns, a pulsating percussion and great vocals for over 10 years. November 13: The Lauren Mitchell Band combines a great voice, talent, and a good band to create a mesmerizing performance of popular blues and soul, featuring a voice for the ages. Read Less
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Secret Garden Sunsets

October 19, 2016 - November 23, 2016
Enjoy cocktails and light snacks while watching Sarasota's beautiful sunsets from the Conservatory and Grounds.
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Spooktacular

October 30, 2016
A family-friendly event with wholesome Halloween activities that are fun and not-too-frightening.
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Illumination

December 08, 2016
Bromeliad tree lighting and Associates’ holiday fundraiser, orchids on display and for sale.
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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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