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Selby Gardens Announces 43rd Annual Juried Photo Exhibition

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will present its 43rd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition from August 29 through September 30. This year’s exhibition will again be conducted virtually, with digital photos entered through an online portal and all accepted submissions...

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Behind the Scenes: Building Our Annual Bromeliad Tree

  It's hard to miss the holiday Bromeliad Tree near Payne Mansion on our Downtown Sarasota campus! Rising over 20 feet tall, this beloved annual tradition has become a special part of our Lights in Bloom® light show, as well as a festive attraction for daytime...

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Web Ticketing Portal: A How-To Guide for Members

  Ready to purchase tickets to a Selby Gardens event as a member?   You will need to create an online account to purchase event tickets at member pricing. Click HERE to review a guide on how to create an account in our web ticketing portal. Or, watch this...

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July-August EcoQuest: “Going for Morning Glory”

  The theme for our July-August EcoQuest is Convolvulaceae, otherwise known as the morning glory family! This family of plants has over 1,600 species spread across 59 genera that include trees, shrubs, and herbs as well as the vines that most of us are familiar with....

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Orchid Care 101: Expert Tips from Selby Gardens

People often think they don’t have the skills to grow orchids. But that’s not true, as Mike McLaughlin, Selby Gardens’ senior vice president for horticulture, explained during a March 23 segment on ABC7's Suncoast View. Mike was a featured guest during the program's...

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