Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a tropical oasis of beauty and bliss. With a magnificent view of the Sarasota Bay, Selby Gardens caters for every age and every occasion, from school outings to weddings, from group tours to individual classes.
The history and story behind Selby Gardens is a romantic interlude all on its own. Be sure to check the tale of Marie Selby and marvel at one woman's passion for everything flora and how it brought this legendary garden to us.
Selby Gardens offers more than just lovely walks. They host the Garden Music Series, which runs all year long, offering many varieties of music entertainment in the way of bands, soloists, and orchestral magic. Their Lunch in the Garden Series will have you coming back for more once you have experienced the phenomenal speakers and delicious light lunches.
Art exhibits, sunset cocktail evenings and specific annual events, such as their fun Spooktacular Halloween gathering, are just a few of the unique and enticing events hosted by Selby Gardens. Photo: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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Best Things to Do in in Sarasota, Florida: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
- The Conservatory
- Mangroves and Baywalk
- Banyan Grove
- Epiphyte Garden
- Selby Programs
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens