Selby Gardens Announces Free Day on Saturday, January 30, 2010

(Sarasota, FL, January 12, 2010): Marie Selby Botanical Gardens invites the public to visit the Gardens at no charge on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come and explore the Gardens’ gorgeous Conservatory, Koi Pond, Mangrove Walk, Banyan Grove, Outdoor Butterfly Garden, Tropical Fruit Garden, Sho-Fu Bonsai Exhibit, Batiks Botanicos Exhibit, and enjoy Tea Tasting in the Carriage House. There will be special activities for children in the Kid’s Corner. The Gardens offers a fun experience to delight all ages. “Thanks to a generous grant from the Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation Trust, we are very excited to be able to share this beautiful place with the public,” said CEO Tom Buchter. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education as well as a famous orchid showplace. The Gardens is located at 900 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.