This family-friendly elevated, one-acre horticultural feature simulates one of the wildest places on earth— the tropical rainforest, home to half the world’s known plant and animal species. The only admission requirement is to be a child at heart!
Selby Gardens is a Bayfront garden oasis made up of many smaller gardens containing plants from our world-renowned living plant collection, assembled primarily from New Tropic locations. Use this reference for wayfinding and locating the plants and their origins of greatest interest to you.
Thanks to the generosity of its principal benefactor, Marie Selby, who bequeathed these Gardens for public enjoyment in 1975, Selby Gardens has attracted attention and support from additional patrons. In addition to gaining considerable knowledge of tropical plants and their origins, visitors have a chance to learn about Sarasota’s rich legacy of environmental advocacy and philanthropy.
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With a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, Selby Gardens is a popular spot to host gatherings from small, intimate parties to full-blown community occasions. Surrounded by the wonders of nature, even casual occasions become extra-ordinary!