Sunday, January 25, 2015

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens


Located on the shores of Sarasota Bay in Sarasota, Florida, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens cover seven acres and contain fifteen garden areas, including the Bamboo Pavilion, Cacti and Succulent garden, Banyan garden, Hibiscus garden, Tropical Food garden, Children's Rain Forest garden, and Waterfall garden.


The Christine Payne mansion on the grounds, serves as a museum with botanical exhibits. The picturesque gardens are a popular place for weddings, so it's not uncommon to see bridal parties taking pictures there.


The gardens are open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Cost of admission for adults is $19.00, and for children, $6.00.

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    1. Aren't those cool? Those are Banyan trees.

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  2. My aunt lives in Sarasota. My father's visited several times but never mentioned a garden visit. I'll have to invite myself for a visit, and venture out. Sounds lovely

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    1. You'd enjoy it. You'll have to ask your aunt if she's ever been there.

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  3. I'd love to see a tropical food garden.

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    1. It's interesting to see how fruits we see in supermarkets look when they're growing on trees.

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  4. Sounds like there would be lots of cool things to check out. Thanks for sharing about these gardens.

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