Today is Scenic Sunday and we are visiting Marie Selby Gardens in Sarasota, FL.
Here’s what their website has to say:
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a respected center for research and education, as well as a famous showplace that delights more than 130,000 visitors each year. Our visitors see beautiful horticultural displays and learn from our many educational programs. They also take away with them a better understanding and greater appreciation of the natural world and the challenge it faces.
Nested in 14 acres and amongst 12 buildings in a brick-laid residential section of Sarasota, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is an open-air and under-glass museum of thousands of colorful and exotics plants. Many of these plants have been collected from the wild on more than 200 scientific expeditions to tropical rain forests by Selby Gardens research staff.
Mission and Research
Seven greenhouses are the heart of the botanical research and plant identification programs for which Selby Gardens is recognized around the world. The Gardens’ mission is to provide an oasis of inspiration and tranquility, while furthering the understanding and appreciation of plants, especially epiphytes. Selby Gardens is perhaps best known for its living collection of more than 6,000 orchids, but it is also an established authority on other epiphytes including bromeliads, gesneriads, and other plants.
You can walk along the paths and take in all the beautiful scenery or you can just sit and relax.
Either way you will enjoy yourself.
Selby Gardens is a wonderful place to connect with nature.
You can also take in all the beauty that surrounds you. Who wouldn’t enjoy this view!
When people talk about eye candy this is what I think of.
Should you ever find yourself in Florida you will thoroughly enjoy touring the gardens.
You might find it interesting that people from all over the world come to Selby Gardens to have their wedding! Who could blame them. It’s the perfect setting!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Be Savvy & Successful!
Toni Nelson – Author, Online Visibility Strategist, Award winning Videographer and Photographer