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Make it a date at Selby Gardens on Valentine’s Day!

If you have always looked for that reason to visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, then Valentine's Day is the perfect time to do it! This year, celebrate your special someone at Selby Gardens with dynamic horticultural displays and Sarasota Bay views, all within...

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Sho Fu Bonsai Society Attains National Recognition

Sho Fu Bonsai Society Attains National Recognition

The Brazilian Rain Tree Forest, a grouping of Rain Trees that are well known for their unique trunk shape and color, has been groomed for success since its 2009 placement at the Selby Gardens’ Bonsai Tree display. The Sho Fu Bonsai Society was determined to share the...

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“The Factory” Reaps Rewards for Selby Gardens in 2018

“The Factory” Reaps Rewards for Selby Gardens in 2018

Dear Selby Gardens Members & Friends: I am thrilled to be writing to you with great news to share during this summer season. Over the last few weeks since the close of the much celebrated exhibition, “Warhol: Flowers in the Factory,” our team has been reviewing...

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Queen of the Night Blooming

Queen of the Night Blooming

Our Selenicereus "queen of the night" cactus once again made its annual bloom well worth the wait. The conditions over the last year have been ideal for a spectacular blooming for the cactus,  covering a live oak in front of our Botany building, which typically occurs...

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Behind the Holiday Scenes at the White House

Today the Friends of the Gardens-Selby Associates welcomed White House decorator and author, Coleen Christian Burke to speak at a holiday luncheon supporting Selby Gardens.   Sponsored by: Twisted Twig and The Westin Sarasota The Bucks County, Pennsylvania resident...

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After Hurricane Irma

After Hurricane Irma

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, it is our sincerest hope that all our members, volunteers and friends are safe and out of harm's way. The aftermath of this type of storm can no doubt be extremely difficult, and our thoughts are with every family affected. Above all...

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The “Queen” is Coming – Selenicereus Blooming May 31

The “Queen” is Coming – Selenicereus Blooming May 31

UPDATE: Our Selenicereus the spectacular night-blooming cactus, appears ready to bloom tonight, May 31! Join us from 8 to 11 p.m. in front of the Botany Building on Palm Avenue* to witness this annual blooming. The event will take place rain or (moon)shine.  Things to...

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Inside the Bromeliad Tank

The latest cover of our member magazine, Tropical Dispatch, was created by Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano, founder of the Academy of Botanical Art at Selby Gardens. This piece is currently on display in the Payne Mansion as part of our exhibit, Selby's Secret Garden....

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