Your children might hem-and-haw about visiting a botanical garden, but once at Selby, it’s hard not be enchanted with the large collection of orchids and bromeliads found in the conservatory. Kids are also impressed with the tall palm trees, the cactus garden, and the massive Chinese banyan and fig trees that you walk under. But the highlight may be the onsite children’s garden and playground area with climbing structures and treehouses. Located on the bay, it’s a gem of a property and easily seen in an hour.
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, 34236-726, FL