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“A beautiful place”

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #2 of 144 things to do in Sarasota
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Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
Abingdon, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A beautiful place”
Reviewed 7 December 2012

There is no bad time of year to go here. I love the gardens, have been a few times and it is just gorgeous.

Visited December 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A magical morning”
Reviewed 2 December 2012

When I travel to new cities I always try to visit a garden. And I am happy I did it in Sarasota. The Shelby Gardens is a beautiful place and a great way of spending a morning (or even a day). The green house with all the plants flowering is a great start a pleasant morning. It was simply magical! The gardens are very well kept and the staff couldn’t be friendlier (specially the ladies on the tea tasting house). It was a nice touch to visit the tropical plants area, with a star fruit tree heavy with fruits. During our visit I could see several people reading in the gardens and I envied them. The place is simply fantastic and a must go if you are in Sarasota Fl.

Visited November 2012
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Bradenton, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“One of the best Orchid collections in the world.”
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Great greenhouses full of just about every type, color and size of Orchids anywhere. Lovely walk about, gardens and trails. Special holiday season displays.

Visited November 2012
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Dorset
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Value for money, nice grounds well kept with a nice little tea room. You can easily spend an afternoon just relaxing and taking in the views.

Visited November 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“beautiful gardens”
Reviewed 23 November 2012

well maintained, always different seasonal plantings,
orchid house is fantastic, and old home is always beautiful and
decorated for the season

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