Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

900 S. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236-7726
446_716x480.jpg - Stunning Display of Rare & Exotic Orchids
446_716x480.jpg - Stunning Display of Rare & Exotic Orchids
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447_742x480.jpg - Waterfall in Children's Rainforest
1069_716x480.jpg - 10-acre View of Sarasota Bay
1069_716x480.jpg - 10-acre View of Sarasota Bay
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2890_640x480.jpg - Tacca integrifolia, AKA the batflower
2890_640x480.jpg - Tacca integrifolia, AKA the batflower
2892_640x480.jpg - Birds of Paradise
2892_640x480.jpg - Birds of Paradise
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Selby Gardens is a living museum located on the shores of Sarasota Bay. It is the only botanical garden dedicated to the study and conservation of epiphytes - or air plants - like orchids, bromeliads and gesneriads. Activities include a children’s rainforest garden, tropical glass house conservatory and 15 acres of lush grounds with two historic homes, including the Museum of Botany & the Arts. On-site dining, a plant shop and year-round special events offer numerous reasons to return frequently.

Selby Gardens is perhaps best known for its living collection of more than 6,000 orchids. The  property offers breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay just a few minutes from Siesta Key. The former Christy Payne Mansion, also on the grounds, is a unique example of eclectic Southern Colonial architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which displays changing botanical art and photography exhibits. The Ann Goldstein Children's Rainforest Garden is a top family attraction with interactive exhibits and play areas for our youngest visitors. Family and adult classes are offered throughout the year, including water color painting, yoga in the gardens, photography and much more.

Selby Gardens is also a unique venue for weddings and private events. Whether you seek a simple garden wedding, a grand gala under the stars, an indoor nuptial, or a combination, you can find your perfect one-of-a-kind setting here. Selby Gardens offers the added value of its close proximity to downtown Sarasota.

  • Beaches & Parks Details
    • Equipment/Facility Rental
    • Hiking Trails
    • Restrooms
  • Facility Amenities
    • Discounts Available
    • Family-Friendly
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Tours Available
    • WiFi
  • General Information
    • Admission
      • $20 Adults
      • $10 ages 4 - 17
      • Free 3 and younger
    • Days Open
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    • Hours of Operation
      • Open daily 10 am - 5 pm
  • Meeting Venues & Services Facility Details
    • ADA Compliant
    • Meeting Room Setup Services
    • Outdoor Space
    • Private Space
    • Restaurant on Site
    • Tables & Chairs