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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Tours

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, situated on the breezy shores of the bay, are an ideal destination for gardeners, nature lovers, and travelers looking for a calm, nature-focused outing in Sarasota. Stroll through the gardens, visit the conservatory, and browse the Museum of Botany and Arts at this 15-acre oasis.

The Basics
Since admission to the Selby Gardens includes access to the grounds, Tropical Conservatory, and the Museum of Botany and the Arts, you should plan to spend a few hours on this verdant property. Join a tour to learn about the plants and about local history, or enjoy the tropical gardens at your own pace. The park also hosts special events weekly as well as classes, such as watercolor painting, Japanese flower arranging, and yoga. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Families enjoy the kid-friendly Children’s Rainforest Garden.
  • There is a garden shop and a café on site.
  • Parents with kids should bring a stroller—you'll be doing a lot of walking at the gardens. 
  • Guests with mobility issues are free to use wheelchairs provided in the Welcome Center.
  • The gardens offer complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • There is parking on site and at nearby city parking areas.
How to Get There
The most convenient way to visit Selby Gardens is to drive. Travelers driving via I-75 should take exit 210 and head toward South Palm Avenue. Alternatively, take US-41 toward US-301 South. You'll find the gardens at 811 South Palm Avenue.

When to Get There
There's really no bad time to visit the Selby Gardens, which are open daily except for Christmas Day. The gardens are a popular weekend destination, so plan to visit during the week to avoid crowds. See the schedule for events like the kid-friendly Splashin’ Saturdays or the July 4th cookout.

Where to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
After admiring the diverse flora at Selby Gardens, enjoy the natural beauty all around Sarasota. Bike tours are a great way to see the sunset over the bay, while kayaking adventures are ideal for visiting the must-see mangrove forests. Fishing is a great option for those who want to get out on the water. In short, outdoor activities abound in this waterfront city.
Address: 900 S Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
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