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Plants of Dalí

Plants of Dalí

Salvador Dalí was well-known for his surreal paintings. His work often featured everyday objects portrayed with atypical or amorphous forms, his melted watches being one of the most iconic . He was fascinated by irregular shapes and could envision people or animals...

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Salvador Dalí’s “Gardens of the Mind”

Salvador Dalí’s “Gardens of the Mind”

Curator-at Large, Dr. Carol Ockman ROBERT STERLING CLARK PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY EMERITA, WILLIAMS COLLEGE Behind the intriguing, and equally disturbing, soft watches, abstracted heads with noses balanced on the ground, clusters of ants, grimacing lions’ heads,...

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Bromeliad Tree Sale

Bromeliad Tree Sale

Bromeliads play a big role at Selby Gardens, and they are literally in the spotlight at Lights in Bloom each year within the Bromeliad Tree.  This year, the Bromeliad tree features five different bromeliad varieties. It was constructed with more than 600 Bromeliads by...

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The Tradition of Mistletoe

The Tradition of Mistletoe

Mistletoe has had a variety of meanings and uses throughout many different times and cultures, including the well-known holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. This week, one of Selby Gardens’ botanists found mistletoe growing in a laurel oak tree on the...

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What’s Blooming at Selby Gardens

What’s Blooming at Selby Gardens

In summer there are exciting new blooms throughout Selby Gardens. Take inspiration from our own horticulturists this summer, and add a little extra splash of color to your own garden. Stop and take a closer look at these plants that are blooming in August at Selby...

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Selby Gardens Goes Wild About Literacy!

Selby Gardens Goes Wild About Literacy!

This spring, kindergarten children were introduced to the world of butterflies here at Selby Gardens! The students visited the Gardens from Title I schools, and were not only immersed in nature, but were introduced to a new way to experience and comprehend reading....

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Plants of Gauguin’s ‘Voyage to Paradise’

Plants of Gauguin’s ‘Voyage to Paradise’

Be immersed in the plants of the South Pacific that inspired Gauguin’s famous Tahitian scenes at Selby Gardens’ exhibition, Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise.  Inspired by a number of rarely-seen prints on display in the Museum of Botany & the Arts, The Gardens reflect...

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Selby Gardens and New College Partner in Botany Research

New College of Florida and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens began a formal collaboration with a focus on plant science, conservation, and public outreach in 2016. New College Botany class visits the greenhouses at Selby Gardens. “There have been some amazing outcomes for...

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