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Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota

Do you love the world of plants and want to join the most wonderful places on the planet, where you can discover new horizons on your own and become a member of an exciting excursion? The Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota is a great place to get acquainted with the diverse flora of the subtropics.

The gardens are located on an area of 15 acres and are a unique location for 5,500 species of orchids, 3,500 bromeliads and epiphytes, over 1,600 species of living plants of other species.

Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota — photo of the main entrance to the park — American Butler

The main sections of the garden in Sarasota

In total, there are over 10,000 species of various plants collected from all over the world. The Botanical Garden got its name from its first owner, Mary Selby, an enthusiastic botanist who consistently expanded the range of available plants.

The Selby House has become a large botanical museum, which is gradually expanding with new types of crops. The garden has become one of the favorite places for those who are fond of this type of science and seek to expand their own knowledge in this area, and American Butler offers customers a full-fledged excursion with significant time and financial savings, which can be ordered by contacting our resource!

The Botanical Garden performs several important functions at once:

  • a world-class natural museum;
  • a huge center of education;
  • an oasis of picturesque nature;
  • a place for full-scale research;
  • a great chance for a good rest in the bosom of nature next to the sea bay.

Mary Selby Gardens in Florida — photo of Dharma statue among trees — American Butler

Entertaining and unforgettable

Mary Selby's gardens have several sections at once, so you won't be able to quickly and independently bypass the entire garden:

  • the bromeliad museum, containing taxonomic files, which has more than 2800 plant species from all continents, was created with the support of local nature organizations in 1979 and is a constant object of serious scientific research;
  • greenhouses contain a huge collection of orchids — about 5000, bromeliads — 3600, aroids — 660 species, 250 species of ferns, which have been discovered during the last century and have not been studied enough;
  • gardens are located on the territory of 9 acres, there are 2300 plant species that correspond to the subequatorial climate;
  • an extensive herbarium — has a huge number of plants from Africa and America — 106,000 species, flora samples from the Andes, mountainous Peruvian highlands, Venezuela and Colombia are perfectly combined here;
  • the orchid center is a place for growing and permanent identification of all kinds of orchids, including the least studied ones;
  • the house of Christy Payne — a museum of botany and natural history, which has a huge exposition of orchids and bromeliads, has an exposition of botanical species and a large number of photo exhibits;
  • botanical scientific library, containing 125,000 copies of books on botany, open to individual and group visits throughout the year except Christmas, includes a variety of herbariums, photo slides of collections of flowers and plants.

For lovers of botany and just amateur gardeners, there will be an exposition consisting of 28,000 flowers, which are in a special liquid and are represented by a separate collection, which includes numerous representatives of the flora — such as orchids and bromeliads.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota — garden design photo — American Butler


The territory of the garden has become the object of serious scientific research. To be able to quickly find the type of flora you need, you will need to use the extensive catalog of plants, in which you are sure to find the most exclusive specimens. Major seminars are constantly held here, since 1975 more than 200 major studies in the field of botany have been carried out by such prominent scientists as Miller, Williams, McAlphin, serious natural scientific discoveries have been made. The scientific library has become the foundation for the successful implementation of research projects.

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American Butler offers customers a unique exposition and the following benefits:

  • we will create a unique route according to the individual wishes of our customers;
  • offer comfortable payment terms;
  • you can save a lot of time on the order;
  • We offer convenient ways to contact us — via e-mail and phone call;
  • comfortable consultation on issues of interest.
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