If you enjoy Florida history and native plants, you will love Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. You can sit on the patio in front of what was once Marie Selby’s house, look through the abundant plant life out over Sarasota Bay and feel what Florida may have been like in the early 1920’s.
Walk on a paths through the mangroves and banyan trees, stroll through the conservatory and see all kinds of tropical plants and breathtaking orchids.
Your kids will love exploring the children’s rainforest. Call ahead to find out more about their scheduled kid activities.
As far a native Florida, there is a tidal lagoon and a hardwood hammock that feels just like it probably did hundreds of years ago. It is definitely worth the trip! Find out more and start planning your visit at selby.org.