Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens provides 45 acres of bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional … See more

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Mar 27, 2024
What a great experience touring the site. All native vegetation and history. Easy walking trails and the Clyde Butcher nature photos were a plus. So peaceful. Full review by W2382EUdavidm
Mar 26, 2024
Incredible place for all ages. Our group was 3mths-75yrs. Our 3yr old granddaughter loved the children’s area. Lunch at the Orchid was a bit chaotic. Long wait for our order. Lovely gift shop. Walked… Full review by ArtsyWalker
Mar 25, 2024
Hidden surprise -easy parking, cafe gift shop. Cool walk around the various gardens Lunch in cafe inexpensive- good sandwich. Full review by Ellen C
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Architectural style:Colonial Revival

Questions & answers

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I have a small dog that is well trained. He is my therapy dog. Is he allowed to walk the garden if on a leash?
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I’m not sure. I didn’t see any while I was there.
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Answer by Isitgoodbad · Mar 10, 2024
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How much are meals at The Green Orchid? Website offers a look at the cafe menu, but not The Green Orchid.
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We didn’t eat there, sorry!
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Answer by Isitgoodbad · Mar 10, 2024
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The new Multiuse Trail is open now (Dec. 2022). Dogs aren't allowed in the Gardens, but what about walking on a leash …
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The new Multiuse Trail is open now (Dec. 2022). Dogs aren't allowed in the Gardens, but what about walking on a leash on the trail?
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Not sure. Call the garden and ask them.
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Answer by Mayra R · Dec 13, 2022
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are most of the trails of the botanical gardens wheel chair accessible
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Yes! Wide, and smooth. We see lots of folks in wheelchairs.
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Is one location better than the other? Spanish point or Sarasota campus?
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I only visited the Sarasota location so I can’t answer that We thoroughly enjoyed their special Exhibit about Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe but not sure if it’s still on exhibit - …
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I only visited the Sarasota location so I can’t answer that We thoroughly enjoyed their special Exhibit about Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe but not sure if it’s still on exhibit - maybe that would be a deciding factor for you?
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Why is a photo ID required when I use my card to enter Selby Gardens?
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Membership in the Gardens is non-transferable. Free admission is for the member(s) named on the card(s). We can keep our memberships affordable by preventing...
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