Originally the home of William and Marie Selby, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens today is an urban, bayfront
oasis showcasing a living collection of rare and beautiful tropical plants. The Gardens is also a respected world
leader in the study and conservation of plants, particularly epiphytes – plants adapted to live in the tree canopy,
including orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads and ferns.
The more we know, the better we understand the importance of plant preservation and habitat
Set close to downtown, The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens hosts approximately 130,000 visitors annually
and is open 364 days a year. It is housed on nearly 15 acres and contains 12 buildings (including seven
When you arrive at the gardens you are given a map of the property along with information on shows and exhibits
that may be on-going during your visit.