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Experience the Beauty of Brazil at Selby Gardens

Experience the Beauty of Brazil at Selby Gardens

All eyes are on Brazil now that the Olympics are in full swing, but for those who can't make it to Rio, Selby Gardens has many beautiful plants and flowers that come from the region. From colorful bromeliads to delicate orchids, flora from Brazil can be found...

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Rotting Corpse Plant Blooming

Rotting Corpse Plant Blooming

Have you ever smelled a rotting fish or even sweaty socks? That’s usually a scent you run away from, but that is exactly the smell that is drawing so many to Selby Gardens right now. The putrid scent belongs to the infamous corpse plant, Amorphophallus titanum, are...

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The Unique Sculptures of Selby Gardens

The Unique Sculptures of Selby Gardens

Selby Gardens is famous for its plants and trees, but nestled among them are many unique and fascinating sculptures. From the somber Thinker, made from Italian marble and resting in the shade of a banyan tree, to the fierce Javanese flying lion, carved from lava stone...

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Managing Mosquitoes in Florida’s Landscape

Managing Mosquitoes in Florida’s Landscape

Mosquitoes are as much a part of Florida summers as the heat is, and while the chance of catching tropical diseases in Florida is rare, reports of Zika in the tropics has raised mosquito awareness. In this week's ABC7 segment, Selby Gardens' Director of Horticulture...

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The Koi Pond Bell

The Koi Pond Bell

Looking at the ornate bell by the Selby Gardens' koi pond, you'd think it would have a fascinating back story. However, it wasn't until a woman visiting from the University of Michigan and read its inscription did we know what that story was. To her great surprise,...

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Summer Camp Lookout

Summer Camp Lookout

With our steamy Florida summer in full swing, kids are spending more time indoors to escape the heat. Selby Gardens has been working to change that "screen time" to "green time" with Summer Camp Lookout. Each summer, three one-week sessions are offered to kids 6-11....

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Creating a Tropical Oasis

Creating a Tropical Oasis

Those who know Selby Gardens know you have to look both up and down to fully appreciate the grounds, and this week, the Gardens' Director of Horticulture, Mike McLaughlin, shows you how easy it is to start your own "sky garden". With its focus on epiphytes (plants...

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Selby Gardens’ Botanical Research Library

Selby Gardens’ Botanical Research Library

Quietly tucked away at Selby Gardens is a vast collection of over 7,000 books and 14,000 periodicals - some dating back as far as 1744. The Selby Gardens Botanical Research Library is a vast resource for scientists and researchers around the world, particularly those...

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Selby Gardens 36th Annual Photo Competition

Selby Gardens 36th Annual Photo Competition

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens has been displaying an annual juried photography competition since 1980. The cash prizes are awarded to talented amateur and professional photographers who capture one-of-a-kind nature scenes. This year, as The Gardens celebrates our 40th...

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