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New Gardens Manager at Selby Gardens

New Gardens Manager at Selby Gardens

This month Selby Gardens welcomes new Gardens Manager, Mary Albanese, who is very excited to contribute her 22 years of landscape supervisory experience to the Gardens. Albanese comes to Selby Gardens most recently from The Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, Fl. in a...

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About Our Master Site Plan

More than 40 years ago, Marie Selby left her property in our care to preserve an oasis of green space in the midst of downtown Sarasota. Her executors created the world’s only botanical research garden specializing in epiphytes, or air plants such as orchids and...

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Orchids & Ecuador

Orchids & Ecuador

In early November 2017, Selby Gardens’ Director of Botany, Bruce Holst, traveled to Ecuador at the invitation of a scientific and technical institute in the nation’s capital city, Quito. Instituto Superior Tecnológico Yavirac, known at Institute Yavirac in English,...

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Selby Gardens Assists With Pine Island Plant Survey

Selby Gardens Assists With Pine Island Plant Survey

Editor's Note: As part of an ongoing partnereship with the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast, Selby Gardens’ Director of Botany Bruce Holst is assisting in a yearlong plant survey of a 230-acre property on Pine Island, Fla. known as Pine Island Preserve at...

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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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Plants for the Holidays

Plants for the Holidays

Decorating with plants for the holiday season should go beyond wreaths and garland, especially in Sarasota’s subtropical beauty. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Director of Horticulture, Mike McLaughlin, shares his top five holiday-inspired plants that can make a...

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Pest management safety at Selby Gardens

Pest management safety at Selby Gardens

At Selby Gardens we are concerned about the health and well-being of all our guests, volunteers, members and staff. Along with Visit Sarasota County, we are closely monitoring the Zika virus and its impact in Florida. We would like all of our visitors to know that we...

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