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“Queen of the Night”

“Queen of the Night”

For 364 days of the year, the yard in front of the Botany building on Palm Avenue goes practically unnoticed. However, for one Friday evening in June, the building was the stage for a stunning presentation. Selby Gardens’ Selenicereus, the “Queen of the Night” cactus,...

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New Classroom Space at the Carriage House

New Classroom Space at the Carriage House

The Carriage House located near the historic Payne Mansion will soon become our dedicated space for all education programs and related events. As part of ongoing improvements to Selby Gardens, the classroom will move from the Great Room to a redesigned space in the...

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We are Honored!

We are Honored!

Selby Gardens has been honored with multiple “Best of SRQ Local” accolades thanks to the readers of SRQ Magazine for the publication’s 2016 awards. In the April 2016 issue of the magazine, look for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens receiving top billing as “Best...

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The Art of Botanical Illustration

The Art of Botanical Illustration

Selby Gardens is featured weekly on ABC7 News at Noon. Tune in Thursdays to see more informative segments like this one.   At Selby Gardens, we appreciate plants on a variety of different planes - from admiring, growing and caring for them, to the careful...

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Orchids from Around the World

Orchids from Around the World

Selby Gardens is featured weekly on ABC7 News at Noon. Tune in Thursdays to see more informative segments like this one. Learn about Selby Gardens' international orchid collection.

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Visiting the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, Bahamas

Selby Gardens was recently invited to consult with a plant preserve in Eleuthera, Bahamas, the first national park on the island of Eleuthera. The Winter Botanical Retreat at the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve on Eleuthera was held in early December 2015. During...

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People Behind the Plants: Dr. Carlyle Luer

People Behind the Plants: Dr. Carlyle Luer

Selby Gardens is featured weekly on ABC7 News at Noon. Tune in Thursdays to see more informative segments like this one. Marie Selby was an avid gardener who was passionate about roses. How then did Selby Gardens become a world-renowned center for orchid research?...

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Chagall Exhibit Slated for 2017 at Selby Gardens

Chagall Exhibit Slated for 2017 at Selby Gardens

A Message from the President & CEO: Dear Friends: I am extremely excited to let you know about this new exhibit coming to Selby Gardens. In February 2017, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will open the first in the Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series of...

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“O Bromeliad Tree, O Bromeliad Tree…”

“O Bromeliad Tree, O Bromeliad Tree…”

Each year the rising of the Bromeliad Tree at Selby Gardens marks the start of the holidays in Sarasota. The pattern of the lights and the plants used changes year-to-year, but always present is the excitement the tree brings to the Sarasota Bayfront. Here are a few...

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