Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is located in Florida
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
LocationSarasota, Florida
Coordinates27°19′40″N 82°32′25″W / 27.32778°N 82.54028°W / 27.32778; -82.54028Coordinates: 27°19′40″N 82°32′25″W / 27.32778°N 82.54028°W / 27.32778; -82.54028
Architectural styleColonial Revival
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #98001201[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 25, 1998
 
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The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (7 acres; 2.8 hectares) are extensive botanical gardens dedicated to research and collections of epiphytes, especially orchids and bromeliads, and their canopy ecosystems. They are located on the grounds of the former home of Marie and William Selby (of the Texaco Oil Company) at 811 South Palm Avenue, in the heart of Sarasota, Florida, USA, and open to the public during business hours every day but Christmas.

Flora[edit]

The Gardens reportedly maintain the most diverse collection of bromeliads in the world, and feature over 20,000 plants from some 6000 species in 1200 genera from 214 plant families, including 6,000 live orchids. More than 150 expeditions to the tropics and subtropics have contributed to these collections.

For the casual visitor, the Gardens maintain over 20 habitats, with banyans, bamboo, live oaks, palms, mangroves, succulents, wildflowers, cycads, bromeliads, and a koi pond, on a site bordering Sarasota Bay and the Hudson Bayou neighborhood of Sarasota.

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Christy Payne House
Sarasota FL Selby Gardens Payne Mansion02.jpg
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is located in Florida
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
LocationSarasota, Florida
Coordinates27°19′40″N 82°32′25″W / 27.32778°N 82.54028°W / 27.32778; -82.54028Coordinates: 27°19′40″N 82°32′25″W / 27.32778°N 82.54028°W / 27.32778; -82.54028
Architectural styleColonial Revival
Governing bodyPrivate
NRHP Reference #98001201[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 25, 1998

Major divisions of the Gardens are as follows:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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