Florida September 25, 2019
Stroll Through More Than 5,500 Orchids During A Visit To Marie Selby Gardens In Florida
One of the premier attractions in Sarasota, Florida also happens to have world-renowned status. Not all botanical gardens are the same, and the Marie Selby Gardens in Florida are in a class all of its own. With over 20,000 living plants to enjoy, of which 5,500 are stunningly colorful orchids, explore this botanical garden for an epic afternoon in Florida.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida is a 15-acre bayfront botanical garden oasis known for their world-renowned living plant collection.
The legacy behind this beautiful utopia involves Marie Selby, a Sarasota resident whose generosity to the community was enormous—including leaving her personal garden for the general public to enjoy.
The Selby Gardens are huge—so expect to spend more than just an hour or so wandering through these flowers, trees, and plants.
Explore the conservatory—which will feel like stepping right into a tropical rainforest, with thousands of orchids and bromeliads arranged in a maze of color and beauty.
This is the type of place where you can see flowers from all over the world structured into horticulture displays that are spectacularly done.
Stroll through the Epiphyte Garden, the Fern Garden, and the Bamboo Garden for a nice mix of flora.
The Banyan Grove is also a highlight, where you can see these towering trees that were planted nearly a century ago.
But truly the highlight of the whole experience are the 20,000 living plants which are spread out throughout the garden, including the 5,500 orchids and 3,500 bromeliads, which are as stunning as ever.
Spend a sunny afternoon exploring Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota and see for yourself what true natural beauty looks like up close.
Hours of Operation: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more about the botanical garden, visit the
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