Sarasota, Florida – Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Sarasota, Florida.
Opened to the public on July 7, 1975, Selby Gardens sits on a stunning 14 acre location on Sarasota Bay.  Over 130,000 visitors annually come to this museum of over 20,000 plants.  In addition to thousands of colorful exotics, Selby Gardens has a remarkable collection of more than 6,000 orchids.  The grounds are often a venue for private parties and weddings.

The cafe is open everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and offers sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries and other snacks.  The Garden Shop offers a selection of plants, books and gifts especially for children.  A great place to shop for gifts for plant lovers, this shop also helps support the gardens.

The Gardens are open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM every day except Christmas Day, so make it a point to schedule part of your vacation time in this lush tropical spot.
Admission prices:  Adults $17, Children 6-11 $6, Members Free.
An annual membership begins at $60 and includes:

  • Membership for one adult
  • 1 guest per visit
  • 2 free distribution plants annual Fall Members’ Day

The gardens is the location for many Sarasota events also offers classes year round:  gardening, photography, art, and health/self discovery!  Members get discounts on class fees.

See a list of the current events at the gardens on their website calendar.  Contact the gardens for information about group tours and school programs at 941-366-5731.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is located at 811 South Palm Avenue in Sarasota.