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Education & Programs
Downtown Sarasota Campus

Lecture Series

Our lectures 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. Our virtual 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.


Recent Lecture

Historical Briefing:

The Photographers of the Sarasota Region

Wednesday, November 30, Noon to 1 p.m.

Astonishing Aerial Acts poster

In many ways our history is viewed through the camera lens. This program highlights a selection of photographers who captured the essence of Sarasota on glass plate negatives and 35-mm film. Presented by John McCarthy, Vice President for Regional History.

Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, Library of Congress