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Get The Most Out Of Your Visit

Downtown Sarasota Campus


Due to current construction, Palm Ave. on our Downtown Sarasota campus is closed to guest vehicles.

Complimentary valet parking inside our LEAF (Living Energy Access Facility) is required to park on-site. Self-parking at our nearby overflow lot is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Go here for details on parking.

Allow plenty of time
Please allow a minimum of two hours for your visit or stay as long as you wish. Take a relaxing stroll or spend a morning or afternoon exploring the entire campus. We recommend bringing a camera to capture the beautiful surroundings during your visit.

Dress comfortably
Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing, as the Gardens are a walking experience. The campus is a combination of sunny and shaded areas; a hat and sunscreen are recommended. Bring a handheld umbrella, particularly during the summer months when afternoon showers are common. Insect repellant and sunglasses are also good to have on hand to help you stay safe and comfortable. Some of these supplies are available for purchase at The Garden Shop should you forget to bring any personal belongings.

Consider using our audio tour
An audio tour is available for our guests that prefer to self-guide.

Take part in a guided tour
Our docent-led tours are designed to help you explore and discover the plants and nature found at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus. You can also enjoy Selby Gardens by Boat: A Campus-to-Campus Boat-Tour Experience.

Restrooms are available in three locations throughout the Gardens.

The Gardens do not currently have strollers available for guests to utilize. You are welcome to bring a stroller if you have a young child, as there is plenty of ground to cover.

Benches are located throughout the Gardens for your relaxation.

Phones and Electronic Devices
Please silence phones and electronic devices so that everyone may enjoy the tranquility of the Gardens.

Lost and found
Please contact us at 941.366.5731 if you have left an item at the Downtown Sarasota campus. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after 60 days.