Visitor Information

All the information you need for your visit assembled in one place.

Hours and Admission

The Gardens are open 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM every day, with the exception of Christmas Day.  The Gardens closes at 3:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.

Admission

Members Free
Adults $19
Children 4-11 $6
Children 3 and under Free

Daytime admission includes all outdoor gardens, Tropical Conservatory, Museum of Botany and the Arts, and the Garden Shop. See events details for special event ticket prices.  Special rates are available for groups and schools.

Selby Gardens Members

Photo ID Required:  Membership in the Gardens is non-transferable.  Free admission is for member(s) named on the card(s).  We keep our memberships affordable by preventing misuse of member cards, and we appreciate your assistance in showing your Photo ID. 

Local Reciprocal Visitors

Photo ID is required. Members of participating local attractions receive free or reduced admission to Selby Gardens during designated months. These benefits extend only to the member(s) named on the membership card(s). View a list of participating attractions

American Horticultural Society

Photo ID is required. Members of the American Horticultural Society receive free or reduced admission. These benefits extend only to the member(s) named on the membership card(s). A family, couple, or household membership card that does not list the names will admit two of the members. View list of participating Gardens

Note: Free or reduced admission does not apply to Special Events, Group Tours, Exhibits or Major Fundraising Events

Handicap Accessibility

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is handicap accessible.  Complementary wheelchairs are available in the Welcome Center on a first-come, first-serve basis, and unfortunately cannot be reserved.

Pets, with the exception of service animals, are NOT allowed in the Gardens.

Directions


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From I-75

Take exit 210 toward Sarasota/St Armands 0.4 mi

Merge onto Fruitville Rd 6.0 mi

Turn left onto N Tamiami Trail 0.2 mi

Continue onto Bayfront Dr 0.7 mi

Turn right onto S Palm Ave

Destination will be on the right

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

heading south on US 41

Slight left onto US-41 S/S Tamiami Trail 4.0 mi

Keep left at the fork

Continue to follow US-301 S 11.4 mi

Turn right onto 3rd St/Fruitville Rd 1.0 mi

Turn left onto N Tamiami Trail 0.2 mi

Continue onto Bayfront Dr 0.7 mi

Turn right onto S Palm Ave

Destination will be on the right

heading north on US 41

US 41 North

Slight left onto Mound St/S Tamiami Trail at US 301/US 41 fork

Continue to follow Mound St 0.6 mi

Turn left onto S Palm Ave

Destination will be on the right

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

Dining in the Gardens

Enjoy a latte at Selby GardensSip a delicious latte on your stroll through the Gardens, or enjoy a delicious snack or lunch at Local Coffee + Tea, a quaint café in the historic Selby House built by Marie and Bill Selby. 

The cafe is open everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except Christmas Day) and offers scrumptious sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, pastries and cookies, ice cream and other snacks.  Locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks are featured along with a selection of teas, hot or iced and a variety of beer and wine.  Please see our full Selby Cafe menu below.

Tea Tasting

Enjoy a great tea tasting opportunity in the tea room at the Carriage House everyday, with the exception of Christmas Day from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Local Coffee + Tea offers more than 25 loose leaf teas,  and a wonderful selection of tea accessories for purchase.  You will enjoy learning more about the origin, processing, preparation and health benefits of premium loose leaf teas. 

Group Options

For groups touring the gardens, Local Coffee + Tea offers a special menu and other special accommodations.  Local Coffee + Tea is available to cater events either at Selby Gardens or in the Sarasota area.  Continental breakfast, large group coffees (up to 300 people), boxed lunches or light appetizers for an afternoon reception with beer, wine or champagne can all be arranged by contacting us.

Local Coffee + Tea promotes local business, protects local environments and celebrating local treasures.  "Sip Locally" is their motto, and learn more at localcoffee.com.

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The Garden Shop at Selby Gardens

The Garden Shop offers a diverse selection of gorgeous orchids, bromeliads, tropical plants, garden accessories, and a full array of botanical books. The Garden Shop also offers games, books, puzzles and gifts especially for children.  Discover a variety of botanically-themed merchandise and jewelry.  Custom-design arrangements can now be delivered to your doorstep if you live in the Sarasota-Bradenton area.  Each sale helps to further the mission of the Gardens.

For that hard to buy for person – we offer Selby Gift Cards!  These cards can be used to pay for admission, merchandise, classes and memberships. Email or call 941-366-5731 ext. 242  today.   Please note that the Garden Shops will be CLOSED for inventory on Tuesday June 18th, 2013.

Members receive a 10% discount on all merchandise in The Garden Shop.  

Contact Information

Selby Gardens Garden Shop | 900 South Palm Avenue | Sarasota, Florida  34236 | 941-366-5731 ext. 242 | Email

Directions

You can enter The Garden Shop directly from Palm Avenue without entering the Welcome Center and paying an admission fee.

Hours

The Garden Shop is open when the Gardens is open, which is daily with the exception of Christmas Day and closed at 3:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.   Please note that the Garden Shops will be CLOSED for inventory on Tuesday June 18th, 2013.

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