Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

900 S. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34236- Map It
(941) 366-5731

AAA Editor Notes

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, US 41S at 900 S. Palm Ave., comprise more than 15 acres of lush gardens, including an elevated children's rainforest. The gardens specialize in epiphytes, or air plants. Among plants featured are orchids, bromeliads, carnivorous pitcher plants, succulent plants, and giant bamboo and banyan trees. An elevated boardwalk winds through a mangrove swamp. Other features include a butterfly garden and a museum of botanical art. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$19; $6 (ages 4-11).
Hours: Daily 10-5. Closed Christmas.