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“Very Interesting”

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
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US$59.00*
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Sarasota Bayfront Kayaking with Optional Selby Garden Tour
Ranked #2 of 141 things to do in Sarasota
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Owner description: A sprawling botanical garden.
Jefferson County, CO
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258 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

This is a very well landscaped and themed botanic garden. Very convenient next to the bay, it is easy to find.

You are allowed to follow a self guided tour and the breadth of plant species is very wide. Saw many that I never realized existed. There is a very large and complex "tree house" that is likely a huge draw for the kids too.

I am not too terribly into gardening but this was nevertheless well worth the trip. Give it a try.

Visited May 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a must see for every visitor to Sarasota. Beautiful trees, flowers and plants and various themes during the year. Christmas is especially great!

Visited April 2014
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13 attraction reviews
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“Great Family place for couples”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

If you love orchids and taking photos this garden is for you. Very relaxing. Spent time walking the gardens, eating at the cafe and enjoying time with family.

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good guides”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

It's a pretty small garden, but a very lovely place to walk around. In a greenhouse there's an outstanding orchid collection. There's a friendly teahouse for a nice break, The day we were there a fog came in from the bay and it was beautiful to see as it came to shore. Made it an extra special experience

The guides are really good-make sure you go on a tour!

Visited February 2014
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Odessa,fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“If you love the garden!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

this is the place to go. I am into Orchids and love looking at the greenhouse that is there. Just a calm place to visit.

Visited November 2013
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