Selby Botanical Gardens
Posted by Bill True on
Downtown Sarasota Living - Parks & Gardens
A bonus of living in one of downtown Sarasota's homes or condos is proximity to the beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, which is world-renown for its exotic plants.
With 14 acres in the heart of Sarasota, Florida, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens showcases thousands of colorful and exotic plants. This popular Sarasota destination also hosts concert series, art exhibits, fireworks, educational programs, and more.
Marie Selby, the wife of an oil tycon, moved to Sarasota in 1908. The couple were outdoors enthusiasts, and upon her death in 1971, Marie Selby bequeathed her beloved home and gardens to the city of Sarasota.