Marie Selby Botanical Gardens announced last week that Historic Spanish Point will become a companion campus beginning May 1.
Despite concerted efforts, Historic Spanish Point has not been able to grow sustainable revenue streams enough to cover its operating budget. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting financial challenges made the situation more urgent. By adopting HSP, Selby Gardens will preserve the waterfront organization’s history, increase visitorship, and create joint programming for both the Downtown and Historic Spanish Point campuses.
Selby Gardens’ newly enhanced mission is to provide bayfront sanctuaries connecting people with air plants of the world, native nature, and our regional history.
If you would like to make a gift to ensure the sustainability of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Downtown and Historic Spanish Point campuses please click here. Your support now is even more vital, since both campuses have been temporarily closed for more than a month due to COVID-19 guidelines and are suffering from losses in earned revenue that would usually be garnered from daily admission, memberships, cafe sales, and gift shop purchases.
Thank you for your support in advance — we look forward to welcoming you back to Selby Gardens’ Downtown and Historic Spanish Point Campuses as soon as it is safe to reopen!