Come discover Selby Gardens this summer, from children’s activities and a not-to-be-missed Independence day celebration to nature-inspired arts exhibits, there is so much to explore!
- Splashin’ Saturdays! -June 11-July 16
Join us Saturdays for fun-themed water activities, water slides and games! Enjoy the cool shade and Bay breezes under the banyans and around the lagoon and the waterfall of the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden from 10 am to 12 pm.
- All-American BBQ -July 4
Celebrating a fantastic 4th of July is a tradition at Selby Gardens, and this year we have another exceptional event planned!
Join us for delicious food prepared by four premier BBQ vendors, custom crafted cocktails, live music by the Lauren Mitchell Band, and the amazing fireworks show over Sarasota Bay. (Food and drink are available for purchase)
- Batiks Botánicos -June 16-August 14
Visitors to Selby Gardens are presented with a visual feast of colors. The variety of hues and shades inspire returning artist Angela María Isaza, whose latest exhibit of Batik artwork at the Payne Mansion’s Museum of Botany & the Arts celebrates the Gardens, from azure to vermillion.
- Selby’s Secret Garden -August 26-November 27
For 12 weeks beginning in late August, the Payne Mansion’s Museum of Botany & the Arts will showcase the rare books and prints that are part of our library’s collection. The detail in the botanical imagery from works as old as the 18th century is stunning. The artistic display will be accompanied by another living plant display in the Conservatory, beginning in mid-October.
PLUS…Keep your eyes peeled! 40 small, black cases holding binoculars and two free passes to Selby Gardens are being stashed around Sarasota. Not only do you get a free pair of binoculars, you also get two complimentary passes (a $38 value)! Come Discover Selby Gardens!