5th Annual Mother's Day Brunch


(Sarasota, FL, April 19, 2010):  Selby Gardens again offers free admission to all Moms on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2010.  Mothers and grandmothers will enter the Gardens at no cost throughout the day.

The Gardens also will host the fifth annual Mother’s Day Brunch, a ticketed event, in the Great Room overlooking Sarasota Bay.  Guests will be able to choose from three seatings: 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Michael’s On East will cater the brunch. Eddie Tobin on keyboard will perform at the 9:30 a.m. seating, and Scott Blum and Friends will perform at the 11:30 a.m. and the 1:30 p.m. seatings.

Prices for the brunch are $45.00 for non-member adults and $35.00 for members of Selby Gardens.  Youth tickets for ages 6-12 are $18.00 each, and children under the age of five dine free.  The brunch ticket price includes Brunch, Gardens admission and Selby’s Garden Music Series featuring live music by the Venturas (swing, blues, jazz, jive and more) under the banyans from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Tickets for the brunch can be purchased at Selby Gardens Welcome Center, located at 900 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, Florida or on-line at www.selby.org.

The Hyatt Place Sarasota/Bradenton is offering a discounted hotel rate of $99 per night for Selby Gardens visitors.  Visit www.selby.org for details or to book tickets.

 Free on-site parking at Selby Gardens is limited.  Additional parking is available at the Senior Friendship Center on Brother Greenen Way, and a shuttle service will be provided.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education as well as a famous orchid showplace.  The Gardens is located at 811 South Palm Avenue in Sarasota. It is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of Christmas day.  For further information call visit www.selby.org.