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Lecture Series

holding butterflyFrequent lectures held at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus offer insights from thought leaders from around the globe.

Selby Gardens is committed to sharing its unique plant collections, botanical and archaeological research, and exhibition programs with the public. The Botanical and Historical Briefings lecture series is offered monthly fall to spring featuring presentations on topics including plants and conservation; regional history; and exhibitions and education.

Virtual Botanical and Historical Briefings are a member and donor benefit and will be offered to these individuals via an email invitation. 

Botanical Briefing: Taking Flight with Butterflies

Wednesday, November 3, Noon to 1 p.m.

Butterfly Selby Gardens

A registration email will be sent to members. Become a member to access this lecture.

Join us for a presentation by Antonio Gasparoni, Guest Relations Associate at the Historic Spanish Point campus. Antonio will share his experience caring for the Butterfly House at the Historic Spanish Point campus.

Botanical Briefing: Aerialists of the Plant World

Wednesday, November 10, Noon to 1 p.m.

Cattleya labiata

A registration email will be sent to members. Become a member to access this lecture.

Experience the wonders of orchids, bromeliads, and other air plants, or epiphytes, with Selby Gardens’ Ringmaster of Botany, Bruce Holst.

Botanical Briefing: The Orchid Show 2021—A Strikingly Stupendous Spectacle of Astonishing Aerial Acts!

Wednesday, November 17, Noon to 1 p.m.

Astonishing Aerial Acts poster

A registration email will be sent to members. Become a member to access this lecture.

Join Dr. David Berry, Vice President for Visitor Engagement and Chief Museum Curator at Selby Gardens, and Jennifer Lemmer Posey, Tibbals Curator of Circus at The Ringling, for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s Orchid Show.

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