4 Reasons to Visit Marie Selby Gardens

This post was written in partnership with Visit Sarasota County. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

4 Reasons to Visit Marie Selby Gardens - Sarasota Attractions - Bianca Dottin

A few weeks ago my husband and I packed our bags and headed to Sarasota for a staycation at Hotel Indigo. We spent the entire weekend exploring the city and just enjoying each other’s kid-free company. Marie Selby Gardens has been on our bucket list for a while. The last time we visited Sarasota, we didn’t get a chance to visit so we made it a must this time around.

4 Reasons to Visit Marie Selby Gardens

1. Splashin’ Saturdays is a fun activity during the summer.

The summers can get hot and the kids can be restless. Splashin’ Saturdays are a great way to keep the kids entertained outside of the house. At the event you’ll find water-themed activities, water slides, and games for children up to age 10.

2. The class offerings are endless.

Marie Selby Gardens has plenty of class offerings for visitors. They offer everything from art/photography to horticulture classes. You can even do yoga in the gardens. How fun is that!

3. Special exhibits are a sight to see!

During our visit, we got to check out the Andy Warhol exhibit. I’ve been a huge fan of Andy Warhol for years. It was interesting to see their take on his art with plants. Special exhibits like the Andy Warhol exhibit require an additional fee when purchasing your ticket to Marie Selby Gardens but it’s definitely worth it.

4. The Children’s Rainforest is a hit.

The children’s rainforest was our last stop in the gardens. We had a lot of fun going through and playing like we were kids again. I’d like to think that Tatiana would’ve had a blast if she’d visited with us too. We can’t wait to visit again and take her back.

4 Reasons to Visit Marie Selby Gardens - Sarasota Attractions - Bianca Dottin 4 Reasons to Visit Marie Selby Gardens - Sarasota Attractions - Bianca Dottin4 Reasons to Visit Marie Selby Gardens - Sarasota Attractions - Bianca Dottin

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    07.19.18 at 6:17 pm

    I love Sarasota! I had no idea about the Marie Selby Gardens though! This looks like a great place to visit. The Splashin’ Saturdays and Classes look great! Will have to add it to my travel list next time I am there!

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    07.19.18 at 10:38 pm

    I enjoy visiting different Botanical Gardens. It always inspires me to come home and plant pretty flowers, but, unfortunately, I do not have a green thumb. This looks like a lovely place to visit. I will have to keep it in mind if I am ever out that way.

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    Reesa Lewandowski
    07.20.18 at 1:37 am

    What a beautiful place to visit. I love places like this to go and just relax and spend the day!

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    Stephanie Ziajka
    07.22.18 at 4:16 pm

    Botanical gardens are always so gorgeous! It helps provide inspiration for my garden! I do wish that I had a green thumb to do it all myself. I usually need extra expertise! I would certainly love to visit here and check it out in person. It looks amazing!

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