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Highlights from the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Orchids in the Selby Gardens Conservatory


On a recent trip to Florida, I finally made it to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, a gem in the heart of downtown Sarasota and a must-see for any gardener.

The Gardens feature several different gardens and groves, however the highlight for me was the Conservatory: a lush rainforest filled with orchids, bromleaids and other epiphytes.

See highlights from the trip to Selby Gardens on my flickr page.



  MrBrownThumb @ Chicago Garden wrote @

Great shots. I need to get to the Garfield or Lincoln Park Conservatories this winter. Nothing better than the smell of a warm conservatory on a cold winter’s day.

  lidia wrote @

Great idea, I always forget about the indoor garden opportunities in Chicago. Thanks for your comment!

  Lesley@LettuceShare wrote @

I live in Sarasota, love Selby Gardens and am so happy you visited! Great photos!

  lidia wrote @

Thanks Lesley, you are lucky to have such a lovely garden in your city! I plan to go back on my next visit to Florida.

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