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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: 
The Orchid Show – A Brief History of Botanical Art presented by Olivia Braida, Director of The Academy of Botanical Art at Selby Gardens

December 9, Noon to 1 p.m.

Olivia Botanical Art

Become a member of Selby Gardens to access this virtual lecture.

Join us for a presentation by Olivia Braida, Director of The Academy of Botanical Art at Selby Gardens.  Olivia, whose work and Academy is featured in the Museum of Botany & the Arts’ Orchid Show display will share a fascinating history of botanical art and illustration.   

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