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Adult Tours at Selby Gardens

Tour Our Downtown Sarasota Campus

Group tours provide an immersive experience of Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus, highlighting our history, research, and botanical collections.   

General Tour Information  

  • Tours begin at 10:30 a.m., and can be reserved every half hour, with the last tour available at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Tours must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance. 
  • For groups of 20+ people, a $300 nonrefundable deposit is required at the time the tour is confirmed. This deposit will be deducted from the program total during final payment. This deposit is refundable only when Selby Gardens initiates a cancellation. 
  • All members of the group must be included in a single payment. Payments must be made a week prior to the scheduled tour date.  
  • Group rates are not available at the Welcome Center. Members and the general public are required to reserve advance tickets to qualify for the group rate. 
  • Tour tickets include general admission. No additional discounts, coupons, or guest passes may be used. No refunds will be issued for day-of-event adjustments in attendance. 
  • Personal Care Attendants (PCA) and bus drivers receive free admission with their groups. 
  • Most tours are ADA accessible. Wheelchairs are available on loan, free of charge, but are limited in number and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 
  • Comfortable shoes and attire are suggested, as tours are primarily outdoors. 
  • Bring sunscreen, a camera, a reusable water bottle, and a hat. 
  • To book a tour, fill out this online form or email 

      Selby Gardens By Boat

      In tribute to the coastal heritage of our region and of our two campuses, we now offer a visitors a whole new, “old Florida” way to experience them—from the water!

      $140 per person / $125 for Selby Gardens members

      Includes RT boat tour, admission to both campuses, lunch voucher ($20 value)

      Guided Tours

      • Group Size: 8 person minimum 
      • Duration: 60 minutes 
      • Pricing: $33 per person 
      • Guided tours are special programs and are not included in Selby Gardens membership 
      • Guided tours are dependent on docent availability 
      • Guided tours are an outdoor walking tour

        Self-Guided Tours

        • Group Size: 8 person minimum 
        • Duration: Self-paced 
        • Pricing: $23 per person 
        • Member participation is at no cost 
        • Member participation is not applicable toward the 8 person minimum required to qualify for the group rate